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Training Support Available: Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals

APPLY FOR GEO-DATA TRAINING - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLERegional and Country-level Training Workshops on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development MineralsThe Development Minerals sector commonly operates with a lack of publicly available and easily accessible geological data which inhibits informed decision making for businesses, development planning, permitting, urbanization and even disaster management. The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is partnering with the African Minerals and…See More
Sep 18

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United Nations Development Programme
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International Organisation, Academia
Job Title
Chief Technical Advisor/ Programme Manager
About My Work
At UNDP I manage the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, a 3-year, €13.1 million capacity building programme to improve the management of Neglected Development Minerals in the African, Caribbean and Pacific.

The programme is an initiative by the ACP Group of States, coordinated by the ACP Secretariat, financed by the European Commission and UNDP, and implemented by UNDP.

The initiative provides capacity-building support to the small-scale private sector, associations/chambers, public institutions and communities that operate in the Neglected Development Minerals sector, including, the mining of construction materials, dimensions stones, industrial minerals and semi-precious stones.

Prior to joining UNDP I was Deputy Director at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia. My interests lie across the sustainability of the extractive resource industries with a particular focus on the social and environmental change associated with mining and energy developments.

Originally trained as a geologist, I began my career as a field geoscientist in Brazil and Australia. After retraining in political and social sciences, I worked as a social scientist leading a unit within the natural resources and water department of the Queensland State Government, Australia. I have held research and teaching positions at Griffith University and The University of Queensland, and have been a visiting professor at Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile; Columbia University, New York; The University of Eastern Finland; and The University of Western Australia.

I serve as Co-Chair for Social Impact Assessment at the International Association for Impact Assessment and as a member of the Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources Thematic Group of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. I have field experience at more than 40 mining and energy sites internationally and I have authored around 80 publications on topics such as mining policy, resource governance, social impact assessment, cumulative impacts and company-community relations.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Training Support Available: Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 14:49 0 Comments

APPLY FOR GEO-DATA TRAINING - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Regional and Country-level Training Workshops on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals



The Development Minerals sector commonly operates with a lack of publicly available and…

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Sponsorship available for geoscience conference in Zambia

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 16:09 0 Comments

Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Groundwater Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

Dear Colleagues, 



The University of Zambia School of Mines will hold an International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Ground water Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

 

As part of the ACP-EU Development…

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Sponsorship available for academics/trainers to attend curricula sprint on Development Minerals

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 10:28 0 Comments

Applications close soon!

CURRICULA SPRINT

Submissions are invited from academics to participate in a curricula sprint on the topic of Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals Sector. Join us in Maputo, Mozambique, on the 7-9 April 2017. Sponsorship opportunities…

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Request for Training Applications: Southern African Regional Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

Southern Africa Regional Training workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals sector, Maputo, Mozambique, 3-6 April 2017.

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is accepting applications for sponsorship to attend the Southern Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals. 'Development Minerals' are minerals and materials that are mined, processed,…

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