Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre
20th March 2022 : (3:20 pm to 4:50 pm IST)
Topic: African Mineral Industry
He is currently Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) a Specialised Agency of the African Union responsible for the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). He was until now the Coordinator of the Institutional Support Project funded by AfDB and Senior Industry Advisor to Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission (AUC). Prior to this he was Head of the Mineral Resources Unit. Mr. Mugyenyi has since 2013 worked in various capacities at the African Union Commission as a Senior Industry Advisor in the Office of the Commissioner for Trade and Industry and in charge the Mineral Resource File . In this capacity Mr. Mugyenyi advises the Commissioner as well as African Union member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and private sector on industry and mineral resource development policies and strategies.
Mr. Mugyenyi has championed the establishment and strengthenimg of key African Institutions including, COMESA Busines Council (CBC), African Leather and Leather Products Institute (LLPI) the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) as a Specialised Agency of the African Union and the development of three key AMV Instruments, namely Geological and Mineral Information Systems Strategy, African Minerals Governance Framework, and Private Sector Compact that were endorsed by the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Minerals - STC-TIM.
Prior to joining the AUC, Mr. Mugyenyi worked for a number of international organizations and UN Agencies and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) serving in various capacities as a Senior Economist, Senior Advisor to member States on trade and industry policies and on building productive capacity for trade and enterprise development particularly SMEs with specific focus on women and youth linking them to markets. He also worked on building and strengthening of Institutions and organizations that support trade and industrial development including: Private Sector Apex Bodies, Regional Industrial Sectoral Associations as well as Regional Intergovernmental Agencies.
Mr. Mugyenyi adheres to the Pan-African beliefs and he is very passionate, enthusiastic and inspired by an Africa that is self-sufficient, self-reliant and self-dependent. An integrated Africa that is prosperous, industrialized and driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.