Full Name
Dr. Marit Yayehyirad Kitaw
Job Title
Interim Director
African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) / African Union
Speaker Bio
Ms. Marit Kitaw, PhD  is  Interim Director of the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), Specialized Agency of the African Union, dedicated to implementing the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). She has extensive experience as Chief Technical Advisor on Extractives Industries for Sustainable Development at UNDP Mozambique, as Economist leading the Minerals portfolio in UNECA, and in COMESA,  AfDB, and US’ Institute of World Affairs.  As AMDC’s founding staff, she contributed to major implementing tools on Africa’s minerals. She received a Ph.D in Economics from University of Nice/ Sophia-Antipolis in France, and an MBA in Leadership and Sustainabillity from the University of Cumbria, UK.
Marit Yayehyirad Kitaw