AfricaMaVal

AfricaMaVal

Securing access to raw materials represents a critical issue for the EU’s ambition to deliver on the Green Deal ambitions and implement the clean energy transition and digital twins. As future demand of primary critical raw materials will continue to be largely met by imports, the EU needs to diversify its supply chain and engage strategic partnerships with resource-rich third countries such as those in Africa, covering extraction, processing and refining. In this framework, AfricaMaVal project aims to develop EU-Africa partnership ensuring a responsible sourcing of mineral resources for the European industry, while granting a sustainable local co-development in the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) conditions and leading to a long-term business environment for European and African companies.

During the project, in-depth case studies will be developed for ten countries: DRC, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Gabon, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Morocco, and South Africa. They have been selected based on their mining and refining potential and their existing close links with several EU countries.

AfricaMaVal is a 42-months project gathering 18 partners from 11 countries. It is coordinated by BRGM, the French Geological Survey, and a worldwide reference for Earth Science Application. The consortium gathers African and European experienced organizations, associations, and networks deeply anchored and involved in the critical raw material domain with specific expertise, and knowledge.