African Diamond Producers Association

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African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA)
Intergovernmental organization
Industry Diamond
Founded November 4, 2006
Headquarters Luanda, Angola
Number of employees
7
Website www.africandiamondcouncil.org

The 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 organization's Executive Secretariat and Headquarters is based in the Republic of Angola.

Members[edit]

APDA Membership
  Member
  Observer
  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.  Gabon
  4.  Ivory Coast
  5.  Liberia
  6.  Mali
  7.  Mauritania

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angola: African Diamond Producing Countries Ministers Meet, Allafrica.com, November 3, 2006 (subscription required)
  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

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