2019 Organising committee
Titus is a PhD Researcher at Surrey Business School and is leading the organisation and management of Ex4Dev19. His research 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.
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 the organisation and management of 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.
Angélique recently secured a role with UNICEF as a Knowledge Management Officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Earlier this year, she completed her PhD which examined child labour in sub-Saharan Africa’s artisanal and small-scale mining sector. She hopes that she will be an asset to the organisation which supports various programmes working towards eradicating child labour in DRC’s cobalt mining industry. Angelique has been one of the assistant organisers of EX4DEV since its inception and has contributed ideas on how to prioritise gender inclusion in key policy debates on ASM.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.