2019 Organising committee

Titus Sauerwein

Titus is a PhD candidate at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. His work focuses on the interface between large-scale mining and artisanal and small-scale mining in Francophone West-Africa. Titus will commence his fieldwork early 2020 in Cote d’Ivoire, building on previous research conducted in the country on the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

Angélique Gatsinzi

Angélique is a final-year PhD Researcher at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey examining child labour in sub-Saharan Africa’s artisanal and small-scale mining sector. As an associate tutor at the Business School, she also co-teaches the Business Ethics module to all undergraduate students. 

Suleman Dauda

Suleman is a PhD Researcher at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, sponsored by the Ghana Education Trust Fund. His work is on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining industry in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on exploration and mid-tier mining companies. 

Matondo Estrela Garcia Cardoso

Estrela is a PhD candidate at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, sponsored by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola. Her work is on Development Minerals in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on gender. 

Additional support

Dr. James McQuilken

James is a Programme Officer at Pact working in the Mines to Markets program. In this role, he is the Project Manager and Technical Lead for Delve, a global ASM data initiative between the World Bank and Pact, and, the ASM and Communications Specialist for the DFID-funded Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme. James is the founder of the Ex4Dev annual workshop series beginning in 2016 and has supported all subsequent events. He holds a PhD from Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. His thesis developed a new framework to map the production networks of ASM and provided recommendations for formalisation and fair trade mineral certification initiatives in Ghana and the wider sub-Saharan Africa region.

Joshua Sandin

Josh is an ESRC-funded PhD Researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work focuses on informality and finance within artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa.

Terry Garde

Terry has retired from an active mining career in Zimbabwe where he mostly worked in the chrome mining and smelting sector. He is now researching artisanal gold mining in East Africa towards a PhD at Middlesex University, London. 

Professor Gavin Hilson

Gavin is a leading global authority on the environmental and social impacts of the small-scale mining sector. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports on the subject, his specialist knowledge widely recognised internationally. He is also a mentor and the PhD supervisor for all of the researchers listed above.