About The Event

The West Africa Mining Security Conference brings together academics, security practitioners, subject matter experts, and the mining industry to discuss regional security trends and operational challenges. The conference provides an opportunity for mine management and security professionals to share current assessments of risk and best practice risk mitigation strategies.

In 2019, the Australian Government through the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana in partnership with the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) and MS Risk, and sponsored by mining companies hosted the first West Africa Mining Security Conference (WAMS). A planned conference in 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kempinski Hotel
Accra, Ghana


Wednesday to Thursday
28 – 29 September 2022


The WAMS Conference is held under strict Chatham House Rules.
Speakers or participants may not be cited publicly or in publicly available documents
in relation to conference content.