Sustainable Resource Extraction in a Changing Climate

Compliance, Strategies and Innovations


27th and 28th June 2024


Washington DC, Ronald Reagan Building.



30% early bird discount applies


$ 1200
  • In-person attendance


$ 149
  • Virtual attendance


  • Attend an exclusive dinner. Dine with our speakers, heads of state, exclusive guests and other VIPs.
  • Only 150 places available by invitation only. However sponsorship’s opportunities are available, for more information, please contact [email protected]

The African Investment Risk and Compliance Summit (AIRC)

A core mission of EBII Group is to promote and support excellence in Risk and Compliance Assessments. The annual African Investment Risk and Compliance Summit (AIRCS) brings this mission to life. The EBII Group has hosted its flagship annual AIRCS converging political and business leaders, academics and regulators to find coordinated solutions to Africa’s investment challenges. The Summit’s influence has grown exponentially over the years.

The EBII Group has hosted key decision makers, including the President of Ghana and of Sierra Leone, respectively, the African Continental Free Trade Secretary General, and Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor.

An Overview of The Extractive Industry in Africa


The African extractive industry

Encompassing minerals, oil, gas, timber, and renewable energy, is vital in global resource markets. Despite abundant reserves, challenges such as governance issues, regulatory uncertainties, and environmental degradation persist. Robust governance and transparent regulatory systems are crucial to prevent corruption and financial crimes, ensuring compliance with international standards.


Foreign investment

Drives industry progress, but partnerships with local stakeholders are vital for equitable development. Integrating financial crime compliance with sustainable practices is essential to mitigate risks and attract responsible investors.


Meaningful engagement

With local communities is key to ensuring benefits from resource extraction. By aligning financial compliance with sustainable development goals, Africa can unlock its resource potential for economic growth and poverty alleviation while preserving its natural heritage.

We are Inviting you to the 2024 AIRC Summit

Join us at the 2024 Summits, where we tackle the complexities of investing and trading in Africa.

Through focused discussions and collaborative sessions, the summit aims to address critical aspects of the extractive industry in Africa, with a particular emphasis on environmental sustainability, financial integrity, and responsible resource management. The following key themes will be explored:

  • Mapping Africa’s extractive resources
  • Identifying key minerals and resource
  • Impact of climate change on the extractive industry
  • Investor expectations and financial crime compliance
  • Tackling investment challenges and promoting transparency
  • Establishing reliable supply chains
  • Cultural nuances and community engagement
  • Government standards and practices
  • Promoting Trade and Economic Integration through initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), while recognizing the role of the African diaspora in driving sustainable development, investment, and innovation in the continent.

Keynote Discussions - Day one

Panel Discussion 1:
Mapping Africa's Extractive Resources

This panel will explore Africa’s diverse extractive resources, including minerals, oil, gas, timber, and renewable energy sources.

Panel Discussion 2:
Key Minerals for the Green Transition

This panel will Identify critical minerals essential for the global transition to renewable energy and sustainable development. It will also discuss the strategies for promoting transparency, traceability, and compliance.

Panel Discussion 3:
Climate Change Resilience in the Extractive Industry

This panel will assess the impacts of climate change on the extractive industry, including disruptions to operations, infrastructure risks, and environmental vulnerabilities. It will also explore climate resilience strategies, adaptation measures, and mitigation efforts.

Panel Discussion 4:
Tackling Investment Challenges and Promoting Transparency

This panel will Identify investment challenges associated with investing in African extractive projects, including regulatory uncertainties, political risks, and financial crime vulnerabilities and suggest solutions.

Keynote Discussions - Day two

Panel Discussion 5:
Investor Expectations and Financial Compliance

This panel will analyze investor expectations from global markets, addressing the importance of financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering measures, and adherence to international sanctions regimes to mitigate risks and ensure financial integrity.

Panel Discussion 6:
Establishing Reliable Supply Chains and the Role of Technology

This panel will examine the role of technology, certification schemes, and stakeholder collaboration, strategies for enhancing traceability, reducing risks of corruption, and ensuring environmental and social sustainability throughout the value chain.

Panel Discussion 7:
Cultural Nuances and Community Engagement

This panel will highlight the significance of respecting indigenous rights, traditions, and local governance structures in extractive operations. Sharing experiences and best practices for meaningful stakeholder consultation.

Panel Discussion 8:
Government Standards and Practices

This panel will address the regulatory frameworks and governance standards expected by African governments for extractive projects as well as environmental protection measures, community development initiatives, financial crime compliance, and adherence to international sanctions regimes.


More sponsors to be announced soon. Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Please Email: [email protected]


Hon. J. Peter Pham

-Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council.
-Former United States Special Envoy for the Sahel Region