It is great pleasure to welcome you all to the Tanzania's Third International Mineral and Mining Investment Conference 2021

The theme of this year’s Conference is “Mining Sector for Stable Economy and Sustainable Development”.

Indeed, the 2021 Conference focuses on the mineral sector’s transparency and explores the link between the mineral sector development
and poverty reduction by linking with other sectors of the economy.
As we meet here today, global mineral markets are beginning to be affected by the world economy’s continuing uncertainty.

Minerals play a key role in supporting consumer needs. However, in some cases, mining activities have generated very limited benefits for
producing countries in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction.

Indeed, despite the progress achieved since 2000, some mining activities still have adverse social and environmental consequences
for the communities living next to extraction sites.