We will be highly respected for exceptional Professional development, world-class networking and knowledge transfer.


Our focus is to:

  • Enhance Professional Standards
  • Provide Career and Professional Development services
  • Provide exceptional Leadership in Science and Industry
  • Provide high quality Professional input into Industry and Society


WAIMM seeks to create first class opportunities for all members by delivering on the following key objectives:

  • The primary objective of WAIMM is to represent the complete spectrum of mining, mineral and petroleum industry professionals in the West African sub-region
  • To promote the interest of the industry across West African sub-region and beyond
  • To increase professional recognition and career enhancement of members through workshops, seminars and conferences towards knowledge sharing about operational development and industry trends
  • Establish bursary facilities to promote greater participation of women in petroleum, mining and related courses
  • Increase collaboration with universities for research and technological developments in industry related projects

WAIMM also aims to:

  • Provide training courses tailored for career development leading to chartered professional status
  • Advance the skills, knowledge, and public perception of its members and the industry
  • Assure first class networking, high professional standards and knowledge sharing for the benefit of members


  • Networking: excellent global, regional and local networking opportunities through conferences, workshops and other events
  • Professional recognition: commitment to professional ethics and standard operating procedures
  • Career development: targeted industry related and other educational programs for Professionals aimed at professional standards and competency
  • Professional development: opportunities for technical presentations, subsidized rates for members to attend world class technical presentations by renowned industry players