Creating an Exceptional Environment For Professionals in the Industry

The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) is a voluntary, non-governmental organization incorporated under the laws of Ghana with the aim of enhancing professionalism in the mining and petroleum industry across West Africa and beyond.

The strategic objective of WAIMM is to deepen professionalism in the mineral and geoscience industry and also to represent geoscientists in regional geology, mining and research in the West African sub-region.

Our focus is to provide exceptional leadership and professional development through a continuous concerted effort of training, seminars, networking, webinars, skill management, conferences, workshops, peer review, safety awareness, institutional and organizational controls of best practices and research into modern and technological trends in industrial practices for the benefit of all members.

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What We Offer

Career Development

Targeted industry related and other educational programs for Professionals aimed at professional standards and competency

Professional Recognition

Commitment to professional ethics and standard operating procedures


Excellent global, regional and local networking opportunities through conferences, workshops and other events

Professional development

Opportunities for technical presentations, subsidized rates for members to attend world class technical presentations by renowned industry players

WAIMM’s focus is to provide exceptional leadership in science and industry, provide high quality professional input into industry and society, provide local, regional and global networking for professionals; provide career and professional development services.

Prof Richard Kwasi Amankwah B min

I believe WAIMM is an excellent platform to bring all professionals involved in the mining industry together and work towards a common goal of enhancing professionalism.

Professor Richard Kwasi Amankwah, vc-umat, Ghana