African Diamond Producers Association

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.

African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA)
Intergovernmental organization
IndustryDiamond
FoundedNovember 4, 2006
HeadquartersLuanda, Angola
Number of employees
7
Websitewww.africandiamondcouncil.org

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 are in the Republic of Angola.

MembersEdit

 
APDA Membership
  Member
  Observer
  1.   Angola
  2.   Botswana
  3.   Cameroon
  4.   Central African Republic
  5.   DR Congo
  6.   Ghana
  7.   Guinea
  8.   Namibia
  9.   Sierra Leone
  10.   South Africa
  11.   Tanzania
  12.   Togo
  13.   Zimbabwe

ObserversEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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