Gold West Africa
Developing the West African Gold value chain through market-places, culture, art & conferences.
2020 Gold Initiatives
1 - 22 August 2020
Shop at the first-ever duty-free gold market in the ancient city of Kano, Nigeria. The Gold Durbar Festival serves as the backdrop for a gold renaissance in an initiative to boost Nigeria’s gold economy. Visitors to the market can access gold bars, medallions, savings products and jewelry.
14 - 30 October 2020
An invitation to indulge in the rich culture of artisans where gold is the common denominator, Ouaga Doré duty-free gold market offers the gold souk experience. Hosted in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - the third-largest gold producer in West Africa.
15 December - 2 January
A gold renaissance celebration comes to Dakar. An exhibition of art & original gold objets d'art and functional art that fuses Senegal's promising gold mining future with paying homage to the pivotal role gold jewelry plays in Senegalese fashion and culture. A gold celebration to highlight Senegal as a luxury goods manufacturer and exporter while maintaining the integrity of a rich tradition and design heritage.
Lagos Love Gold
12 February - 5 March 2021
The month of love is laced with gold when Lagos Love Gold art fair and gold market brings its shine to Lagos. The culmination of the gold initiatives happens here, with the original artwork auction in real time. Revel in a jewelry market and fair that celebrates local gold jewelry design and craftsmanship. Love gold? Come to Lagos Love Gold!
Why Gold West Africa?
In 2011, West Africa became the hub of African gold mining when the total production of gold from West Africa overtook South Africa’s gold production. While world gold mine production has been declining, West African gold production has been growing (Wood Mackenzie, 2011).
Out of the 15 ECOWAS countries, Cape Verde, Benin, and Togo are the only countries without notable gold reserves. However, Benin and Togo are notable for the gold trade. All other ECOWAS countries have either significant documented gold reserves, internationally listed gold mining companies, or significant footprint of artisanal gold mining. If you are interested in gold, Gold West Africa is where you want to be.