30 AMEDEE project leaders from South America, the Maghreb, West Africa, Madagascar and France (including partners from New Caledonia) presented their research projects in the spirit of the network's objectives.
These multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multi-sectoral research projects, developed at various stages of advancement (see program booklet and abstracts), concern or combine the so-called hard sciences and the human and social sciences. Results were shared and many exchanges animated these convivial and productive days (see picture video).
The projects relate to industrial, semi-industrial or artisanal extractive activity, their positive and negative impacts, economic, environmental and societal throughout their life cycle, and show how research can contribute to understanding all the issues at stake, providing concrete solutions to reduce negative impacts, while creating models for controlled economic and societal development within the framework of the Sustainable Development Objectives.
All of them also contributed, in close collaboration with CEA-MEM researchers and teacher-researchers as well as the mining operators present, to the elaboration of a strategic R&D roadmap (see roadmap) for CEA-MEM that is consistent with the issues related to mining activity in the regional zone of influence of the center of excellence. Grouped in thematic workshops, then in plenary sessions, participants actively shared their experience and expertise in each of the major areas of the mining project life cycle (exploration and geology, mining ecosystems, mines and companies, and integrated management of mining waste (see video-picture montage).
Research priorities for the coming years have been proposed and presented to the ACE-MEM Steering Committee.
The participation of women researchers and professors was honored by the IN-PHB management.
A field trip allowed to visit a semi-industrial gold mining company in the Yamoussoukro area (see picture video).