Launch of the AMEDEE international network (mining, environments, development, economies, ethics): first collaborative research/action/training platform to promote a responsible and virtuous mining model (circular economy) in sub-tropical and inter-tropical areas: YAMOUSSOUKRO, 5-8 December 2017

From 5 to 8 December 2017, in Yamoussoukro, the official launch of the AMEDEE network coordinated by IRD and in co-construction with its international and national partners took place. This launch was also supported by the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny and the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny University in Abidjan. 30 project leaders (research, development, innovation) from partner scientific institutions in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Madagascar, from Brazil and New Caledonia were brought together on this occasion, in conjunction with the IRD UMRs involved - GET, PRODIG, LSTM, IMPMC, MIO, HYDROSCIENCE, GRED, CEREGE - and their national institutional partners (CIRAD, BRGM, Ecoles des mines -Rex, GEMDEV).

At the same time, the inauguration and launch of the African Centre of Excellence in Mining and Mining Environment (CEA-MEM) took place, supported by the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB, and financed by the World Bank. IRD has joined the CEA-MEM steering committee.

Joint ACE MEM and AMEDEE network launch


Audience of more than 400 people in the presence of Ivory Coast's political and customary authorities, scientific institutions, private operators and students.



Plenary inaugural conference by F. Colin IRD-CEREGE- IRD Noumea, New-Caledonia:

Importance of R&D in the "Mining and mining environments" issue: structuring research, partnerships development, innovations, for an inclusive model of virtuous mining activity.