Beak Consultants GmbH supports mining sector of Rwanda – Participation in economic talk at German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Berlin

6th June 2013, Berlin (Germany)

The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, the African Association of the German Economy and the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) cordially invite to an economic discussion on the mining sector of Rwanda on 6th June 2013, 3 to 6 p.m., in the rooms of DIHK in Berlin/Germany.

Rwanda has stabilized itself politically and economically in recent years and recorded an economic growth rate of 7.7 percent in 2012. Lately, 28 percent of the total export amount has been generated by raw materials - only tourism amounted more with 58.4 percent. In Rwanda, among others, tin, tungsten and tantalite are being mined. Last year, the mining sector generated $136.6 million of export earnings, of which $112.2 million remained in the country. Overall, the sector created about 20,000 new jobs in 2012.

Unfortunately, the public perception of the raw material sector of this East African country is not untroubled. For a long time, the accusation was in the room that minerals were smuggled out of the eastern Congo through Rwanda. Meanwhile, the Rwandan government has significantly tightened the regulations. Raw materials that are not marked are, for example, sent back and not exported.

This symposium aims to inform the participants about the raw material sector and mining policy of Rwanda and to demonstrate the business opportunities in this sector. The event will be opened up by talks by Dr Gudrun Franken, Department Head of Mining and Sustainability of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), and by Dr Michael Biryabarema, Deputy General Director of the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA). This is followed by a panel discussion with the Ambassador, I.E. Christine Nkulikiyinka, and other speakers and representatives from the business community - including the Managing Director of Beak Consultants GmbH, Dr Andreas Barth.

Further information about the event can be found here.