A co-founder of the Accra Mining Network (AMN), Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo on Friday November 19, 2021, received an honorary award from the Ghana Chamber of Mines. Georgette was awarded for her relentless advocacy for women to fully participate at all levels in the mining industry in Africa.
Besides co-founding AMN, Georgette also founded Women in Mining Ghana (WIM Ghana) in 2015 and she is the current President of WIM Ghana. She was also elected President of Association of Women in Mining in Africa (AWIMA) in 2019.
Georgette started her mining industry carrier in 1994, and in 2009 she proceeded to setting up her mine support service company, the Georgette Barnes Limited (GBL). Her company works with exploration, geology and drilling departments across the West Africa sub-region with geological accessories supplies and providing mining support services.
Notwithstanding, Georgette passionately believes that women can and should participate in all aspects of the mining value chain, and she has been advocating for gender mainstreaming over the years. Consequently, she was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree by the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa in 2020.
As a co-founder, Georgette was also the Premier President of the Accra Mining Network from 2015 to 2020. Consequently, the Accra Mining Network is grateful to the adjudication panel of the Ghana Chamber of Mines for recognizing all the volunteering efforts of an AMN Executive Council Member.
The Accra Mining Network is an amorphous extractive industry organization with an enabling platform where industry players meet, learn and earn. This is achieved through advocacy, dialoguing and consensus building, researching and also championing mining related issues to influence policy makers to ensuring that the nation’s interests and concerns in the mining sector are properly articulated and internalized throughout the country, for the benefit and prosperity of all.
CONGRATUALATIONS MADAM MP. Facta non verba !!
Source: Chamber Awards