African Diamond Producers Association

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African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA)
Type Intergovernmental organization
Industry Diamond
Founded November 4th, 2006
Headquarters Luanda, Angola
Key people Dr. André Action Diakité Jackson, Chairman
Employees 7
Website www.africandiamondcouncil.org
APDA Membership
  Member
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African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA) is an intergovernmental organization that seeks to strengthen the level of influence African diamond-producing countries have on the world diamond market.

ADPA implements policies, strategies and laws that assist the generation of diamond profits from foreign diamond mining companies to its Member States.

The organization was formed on 4 November 2006[1][2] as a continental branch of the African Diamond Council, Africa's supreme diamond governing body.[3]

The initiative to establish the ADPA was initially adopted and backed by Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola is the interim executive secretariat as well as home to the organization's headquarters.

Both the ADC and ADPA are chaired by Dr. André Action Diakité Jackson, while the organization's Executive Secretariat and Headquarters is based in the Republic of Angola.

Members[edit]

  1.  Angola
  2.  Botswana
  3.  Central African Republic
  4.  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  5.  Ghana
  6.  Guinea
  7.  Namibia
  8.  Sierra Leone
  9.  South Africa
  10.  Tanzania
  11.  Togo
  12.  Zimbabwe

Observers[edit]

  1.  Algeria
  2.  Congo
  3.  Ivory Coast
  4.  Gabon
  5.  Liberia
  6.  Mali
  7.  Mauritania

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angola: African Diamond Producing Countries Ministers Meet, Allafrica.com, November 3, 2006
  2. ^ [dead link], African Diamond Council unleashes its intergovernmental branch, Mineweb.net, November 6, 2006
  3. ^ [dead link], African Diamond Trade: Top Producing Nations Form Strategic Alliance