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RAMR2D > Scholars > TANOH Amaki Franck-Hermann

Affiliated CEAs :

  • Africa Center of Excellence in Mining and Mining Environment (CEA-MEM)

  • Center Emergent Mines et Société (CEMS)

Institution: Polytechnic Doctoral School of the Institut National Félix Houphouet Boigny de Yamoussoukro

ACE Partner Network: (Water, DSTN, WANIDA, Mines): Responsible Mining and Sustainable Development Network

Supervision : 

ALEXANDRE ASSEMIEN, Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouet Boigny, assemien@inphb.ci

Co-supervision : 

KOUASSI ERNEST AHOUSSI, Université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny, akouassiernest@gmail.com



RAMR2D > Scholars > TANOH Amaki Franck-Hermann

Start date: 01/07/22
Anticipated date of thesis defense: May 2025
ORCID profile

PROJECT : The contribution of the Ivorian and Guinean mining sectors to local development: evaluation of the implementation of local mining development plans.

Mining companies operating in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea contribute to local development by financing community development plans. However, the coexistence of community development plans and other development projects implemented within mining site communities raises the problem of the coherence of these varied development actions. 

Summary of scientific project:

The central question we seek to answer through this study is: does the Ivorian and Guinean mining sector contribute to local development through the implementation of Mining Local Development Plans?
The general objective of our thesis project is to improve the socio-economic impact of Mining Local Development Plans.
More specifically, we aim to:
- Evaluate the implementation of local mining development plans in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea;
- Propose a methodological guide to improve the formulation and implementation of local mining development plans in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.

Summary of results :

Following the literature review, we carried out fact-finding missions in 3 impacted communities in Côte d'Ivoire, during which we interviewed community leaders, organized focus groups and visited basic socio-economic infrastructures built by the Comités de Développement Locaux Miniers (CDLM). At the end of the mission, we were able to draw up the following recommendations for improving the mining sector's contribution to local development.


  • taking into account the needs of impacted populations in the formulation of local mining development plans;
  • setting up a unit to implement local mining development plans under the supervision of the Lôh Djiboua region project;
  • the financing of bronchitis cases by the FDLM and mining companies;
  • user feedback is taken into account in the choice of equipment purchased
  • setting up an IGA monitoring mechanism;
  • capacity-building for impacted populations and those benefiting from income-generating activities.

Integration of the thesis project into the local, regional and international scientific community:

Our thesis project will increase the social impact of mining projects in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea. In the diagnostic phase, we will carry out a comparative study of the regulatory provisions of the Guinean and Ivorian mining codes, aimed at making mining companies major players in local development.

Collecting and analyzing data from mining project stakeholders will enable us to propose a methodological framework for designing, implementing and evaluating community development plans using a more participatory approach.

Prospects for the end of the thesis:

  •  Finalize a study on the contribution of EMAPES (Entreprises Minières Artisanales et à Petite Echelle) to local development in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.
  • Carry out a data collection mission in a mining community in Côte d'Ivoire and two survey missions in 5 mining communities in Guinea.
  • Produce 2 scientific publications
  • Analyze and process collected data
  • Writing the thesis

Prospects after completion of thesis:

  • Set up a consultancy specializing in mining governance
  • Start a career as an international consultant on CSR and local development in the mining sector