socio-economic and environmentally responsible mineral
development in eastern and southern Africa.
To be a pioneer
and leader in the provision of mineral services in eastern
and southern Africa.
To be a Centre
of Excellence and Significance able to provide specialised
services for the mineral industries and the overall
development of the sector in the region.
The mandate will be accomplished
- Promoting public awareness of the potential of
the mining sector's contribution to both the economic
and social development of the sub-region.
- Facilitating the efficient exploitation of mining
prospects with the highest potential for economic
and social impact.
- Promoting responsible investment and encouraging
the free flow of capital, labour, goods and services
for sustained mining sector development in the sub-region.
- Facilitating the harmonisation of mineral sector
policies and the legal framework surrounding mineral
activities as well as and to improve the competitiveness
of legal and fiscal regimes across countries in
- Promoting indigenous capacity and mineral resource
- based industrialisation. and
- Facilitating access, co-ordination and harmonisation
of mineral resources development and associated
support services within the sub-region, and the
establishment of sub-regional networks of programmes
SEAMIC's main objectives
- To facilitate the access to and provision, co-ordination
and harmonisation of mineral resources development
support services in the sub-region.
- To establish, where relevant, sub-regional networks
of programmes and services and to promote regional
- To promote indigenous mineral based industrialisation.
- To promote awareness on the potential of the
mineral sector's contribution to the economic and
social development of the sub- region.
- To promote responsible investment and free flow
of capital, labour, goods and services for mining
sector development in the sub-region.
- To facilitate the promotion of mining prospects
with the highest potential for economic and social
- To facilitate the harmonisation of mineral sector's
policies and legislation in the sub-region.
Institutional Culture and Values
In order to
win continuous support of the governments and other
stakeholders, SEAMIC is keen on developing relevant
programs truly apt at promoting sustainable development
of the mineral sector in member countries. By the same
token, the institution will undertake commercial activities
aimed at generating enough income in order to reduce
the level of budgetary contributions from member States
overtime. This is in line with the prevailing environment,
which requires the adoption by all institutions of a
more corporate like management approach and an improved
client focus and adaptation to customers needs. Moreover,
this approach is sought with the aim to incorporate
the necessary concepts of not only cost consciousness,
but also pro-activeness and operational efficiency.
Accountability and transparency will be embodied in
the management principles in order to guarantee a confident
support from the stakeholders.
The new institutional
culture will also be based on collective responsibility,
team spirit, improved internal communication, and development
of a corporate identity. Staff will be required to be
innovative and responsible. They will be recruited on
the basis of well-defined job descriptions allowing
for continuous evaluation of performance. Professional
performance must be the basis for the scale of remuneration
with the associated performance related remuneration
schemes and incentive packages. Staff will be regularly
reviewed so as to improve productivity, encourage dialogue,
promote excellence and motivation.
will be placed on Management and staff contribution
to the well being of SEAMIC and the need for all to
acquire the spirit of collective responsibility for
the benefit of SEAMIC as well as for all. At the individual
level, this will ultimately depend on the staff member's
capacity to permanently refocus and redirect activities.
It will impact on SEAMIC's products and service quality
and allow the institution to survive in a competitive
and constantly changing, fast moving market and modern
SEAMIC is cognisant
of the increasingly important role that the private
sector is playing in the development of mineral resources.
The private sector is thus encouraged to become a stakeholder
of the Centre and possibly be associated with the planning,
execution and monitoring of SEAMIC's activities.
business-like management and principles to achieve quality
and efficient performance, SEAMIC will emphasise its
development role and nature.
In its activities the
Centre is guided by the following principles:
- Complementing existing facilities and expertise
in the sub-region.
- Focusing on consumer and results oriented projects
- Enhancing collaboration between key stakeholders
in the governments, private sector, academia and
donor community to avoid duplication of efforts
and to achieve maximisation of results and impact.
- Developing and implementing services and products
with the highest economic potential, social and
environmental benefits and impact.
member states with the assistance of several development
partners have built a very well equipped facility in
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This is more significant in
the field of industrial minerals, for the Centre possesses
facilities and capacities for the characterization,
and development of applications of these minerals, which
are not easily available in the sub region. The Centre
physical assets are valued more than US$ 5 million and
include the most modern laboratory apparatus and data
comparative advantage to transform itself into a Centre
of Excellence for the provision of cost effective services
for the development of the mineral resources of the
sub-region. This is mainly due to its geographic coverage,
the economies of scale it can realize, privileged relations
with governments of the sub-region, its implementation
capacity, and the support it benefits from development
conducts applied research and development activities
particularly for industrial minerals development, small-scale
production of ceramics, specialized training, commercial
laboratory work and consultancy service upon request.