This ESRC-funded event will be held over one-day combining a day-time workshop with an evening panel discussion and networking event.


Day Workshop – 9:00-17:45

The day-time workshop will comprise of keynote speakers, paper presentations from research students and practitioners, with time for questions and feedback. Presentations will be followed by breakout discussion groups to maximise networking and collaboration between participants.  

If you are interested in attending the full day workshop please register to attend. This will also guarantee you a place at the evening panel discussion and networking event.


Evening Event – 18:00-21:00

An evening panel discussion followed by a networking event and will include special guests from the extractive and development sectors to build further links between academia and industry.

Attendance of the evening panel discussion and networking event does not require attendance at the Day Workshop, however, only limited extra spaces are available. Please Get In Touch if you would like to register to attend the Evening Event only.


Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development 2017 (EX4DEV17)

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway University of London

Draft Workshop Programme


Workshop – Commencing at 9:00
9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments
9:30-9:50 Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:50-10:30 ‘Database Showcase’ from Natural Resource Governance Institute, Extractives Hub, and Pact
10:30-10:50 Promoting Local Content Policies for Industrial Development: Challenges, Opportunities and the Need for A Strategic Vision’ – Amir Lebdioui, University of Cambridge
10:50-11:10 Social Progress in Mining-Dependent Countries – Research through the Lens of the SDGs – Diane Tang-Lee, International Council on Mining and Metals
Coffee Break
11:30-11:35 Introduction to Session
11:35-11:55 Are Africa’s Mineral Exploration Companies Thinking about Corporate Social Responsibility? Observations from Eastern Region, Ghana – Suleman Dauda, University of Surrey
11:55-12:15 Defying the Resource Curse: Why Transforming the Workplace Matters – Gracelin Baskaran, University of Cambridge
12:15-12:55 Breakout Discussions
Buffet Lunch and Networking
14:05-14:10 Introduction to Session
14:10-14:30 Re-assessing Security Threats in Ivory Coast in Relation to ASM – John Nikolaou, Claremont McKenna
14:30-14:50 Corporate Strategies, Property Rights, and Conflict in the Copper Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Sarah Katz-Lavigne, Carleton University and University of Groningen
14:50-15:10 Shallow Linkages in the Mining Sector – Masuma Farooki, SP Global and  Johannes Danz, Extractive and Development BGR
15:10-15:30 The Gold Digger and the Machine. Evidence on the Distributive Effect of the Artisanal and Industrial Gold Rushes in Burkina Faso – Victoire Girard, Université d’Orléans
Coffee Break
15:50-16:40 Large Scale and Artisanal Miner Partnerships: A Viable CSR Strategy in sub-Saharan Africa? – Professor Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey
16:40-17:30 Breakout Discussions
17:30-17:40 Closing Remarks and Call for Papers for the Special Issue of Extractive Industries and Society
Panel Discussion and Networking Event – Commencing at 18:00
18:00-18:30 Refreshments, Buffet and Networking
18:30-19:45 Panel Discussion:

Professor Caroline Digby, University of Cape Town

Dr Diane Tang-Lee, International Council on Mining and Metals

Professor Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey

Jeff Giepel, Mining Shared Value

William Macpherson, Adam Smith International

19:45-21:00 Drinks Reception