Field vignette: The West African Exploration Initiative (WAXI) as a model for collaborative research and development

WAXI Team

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Abstract

The AMIRA International P934 West African Exploration Initiative (WAXI) is a collaboration between the principal actors in the west African large-scale minerals sector which started in 2006 and the third phase of the project is due to end in 2018. The overall aim of WAXI is to enhance the exploration potential of the West African Craton through an integrated program of research and data gathering into its “anatomy,” and to augment the capacity of local institutions to undertake this form of work. The WAXI project forms part of a broad range of development geoscience initiatives in Africa that have overlapping aims that partially fulfil the aims of the African Mining Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals. The WAXI research program was designed following a gaps analysis and consists of a set of integrated research modules which are grouped into three themes: architecture and timing; mineralizing systems; and surface processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrica's Mineral Fortune
Subtitle of host publicationThe Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development
EditorsSaleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman, Nina Collins
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter10
Pages148-150
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780429884597
ISBN (Print)9781138606920
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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