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Ex4Dev18 workshop at Surrey Business School highlights importance of collaboration and use of data for sustainable development of mining

EX4DEV18 MINING WORKSHOP DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION AND USE OF DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTA photography competition may seem trivial, but one of the most effective ways to challenge false perspectives of women working in mining is to show them actively engaged onsite and in a variety of roles.This was the message of Deborah Craig, a Board Director of International Women in Mining when she highlighted the organisations’ recent outreach and mentorship work as well as the…See More
Nov 16
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What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.What is MSD? It is a framework for understanding and…See More
Oct 30
James McQuilken posted a blog post

What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.What is MSD? It is a framework for understanding and…See More
Oct 24
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ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions

Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor intensive, mineral extraction and processing. Women miners were particularly…See More
Sep 27
Gad Amankwaah Amoako favorited James McQuilken's blog post ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions
Sep 26
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ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions

Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor intensive, mineral extraction and processing. Women miners were particularly…See More
Sep 25
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EX4DEV18 at University of Surrey

November 9, 2018 from 9am to 6pm
Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (EX4DEV18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster opportunities for collaboration. The theme for 2018 is ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.Held at the University of Surrey, the day is organised around three panels comprising presentations from PhD students and industry practitioners, and culminating in a keynote address:Panel 1    Women’s…See More
Aug 7
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Registration and paper submission for EX4DEV18 workshop is now open

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (EX4DEV18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster opportunities for collaboration. The theme for 2018 is ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.Held at the University of Surrey, the day is organised around three panels comprising presentations from PhD students and industry practitioners, and culminating in a keynote address:Panel 1    Women’s…See More
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Feb 23
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Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008It is the output of a workshop by the same name held in June 2016 at the University of Surrey: …See More
Aug 23, 2017
Jeff Geipel favorited James McQuilken's blog post Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16
Aug 22, 2017
James McQuilken posted a blog post

Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008It is the output of a workshop by the same name held in June 2016 at the University of Surrey: …See More
Aug 22, 2017
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Call for Papers: Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Following the workshop ‘Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa’ we are now inviting submissions for publication as part of a special issue in The Extractive Industries and Society, An International Journal.The two-day international workshop (9-10th June 2016) at Surrey Business School brought together PhD researchers, leading academics and expert industry…See More
Sep 14, 2016
James McQuilken favorited IIED's blog post In pictures: a dialogue for action on mining in Ghana
Sep 14, 2016
James McQuilken favorited IIED's blog post Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue
Sep 14, 2016

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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
University of Surrey
Type of Organisation
International Organisation, Academia, Individual
Website
http://https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesmcquilken
Job Title
PhD Researcher & Consultant
About My Work
Development Professional specialising in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining.
Organiser of the EX4DEV workshop series: https://ex4dev.com/
Twitter: @J_McQuilken
LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesmcquilken

Experience:
PhD researcher 2013–2018.Title: Small-scale mining and production networks in sub-Saharan Africa: Reconceptualising a framework for ‘pro-poor’ ethical mineral certification

Technical consultant and project manager for a range of international organisations.


Areas of interest and expertise:
- Extractive Industries
- Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
- Large-Scale Mining
- Mineral Certification Schemes
- Economic and Social Development
- Applied Interventions
- Mineral Governance and Policy
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Project Management
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, environment, social accountability, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

James McQuilken's Blog

Ex4Dev18 workshop at Surrey Business School highlights importance of collaboration and use of data for sustainable development of mining

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 15:00 0 Comments

EX4DEV18 MINING WORKSHOP DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION AND USE OF DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A photography competition may seem trivial, but one of the most effective ways to challenge false perspectives of women working in mining is to show them actively engaged onsite and in a variety of roles.

This was the message of Deborah Craig, a Board Director of…

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What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.

What is MSD? It is a framework for…

Continue

ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 20:33 0 Comments

Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)

Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor…

Continue

Registration and paper submission for EX4DEV18 workshop is now open

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 9:19 0 Comments

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (EX4DEV18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster opportunities for collaboration. The theme for 2018 is ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.

Held at the University of Surrey, the day is organised around three panels comprising presentations from PhD…

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