What is the Extractive Industry Knowledge Hub?

What is the Extractive Industry Knowledge Hub?

Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum’s

Extractive Industry Knowledge Hub

Sharing Research, Learning, and Experiences in Afghanistan’s Extractives Sector


To sponsor learning and synergy amongst MoMP initiatives and donor funded projects at a collaborative educational forum at the MoMP and led by MoMP Policy and Programs Directorate officials.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our MoMP Directors, their staff, and our donor counterparts to join in on the discussion around the table to work closely together on greater knowledge sharing. We invite each of you to take the opportunity as guest speakers in our seminar series to reveal and discuss findings from programmatic activities from Afghanistan’s extractive sector.

It is only through collaboration from each department and donor that we can advance the MoMP’s policies for a strong investor climate in the extractive industry, an extremely important sector for Afghanistan’s growing economy.

There is a great amount of development activity happening. We have numerous partners in the international development world working hand in hand with different MoMP departments. The legal department, policy department, HR department, cadastre department, mines inspection unit, and departments across the AGS, are working together with donors such as USAID, TFBSO, World Bank, GIZ, Finland, ADB, among others.

The MoMP has not yet institutionalized this capacity and great inflow of information. As not to be redundant in our efforts with donors and to allow a platform for all directors to hear on each other's departmental findings, we propose the Knowledge Hub as a routine forum for getting informed and asking questions.

Through the Knowledge Hub will invite a different guest speaker from a different MoMP program every other week. The findings from these discussions together will be publicized on the MoMP website after our session and a list of upcoming guest speakers from the programs and departments will be announced. 

We invite you to return and continue to be a part of our discussion, not just as a listener, but to speak up if you would like to be our next guest speaker. Your input will support our ability to make informed policy changes as the mining sector grows and strengthens. The key coordinator of information management and sharing is the Head of Policy, who will take this data to make changes or constant improvements in MoMP policy as the mining industry moves forward.

This seminar series will be held biweekly on Mondays at 9:30-11:30 am at the MoMP Conference Hall. General format is a 45 minute seminar from one of our guest speaker with 45 minutes of question and answer and further discussion.  Please book your spot by responding to: MoMP.KnowledgeHub@gmail.com. The USAID Mining Investment and Development for Afghan Sustainability (MIDAS) team will sponsor the event with light refreshments and operational equipment (screen, projector, computer, whiteboard, pens, etc).

Want to be a guest speaker? Please contact us at: MoMP.KnowledgeHub@gmail.com.