sharing in governance of extractive industries

Joel Masselink
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Flexicadastre misrepresents DRC World Heritage Sites/Protected Areas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Feast Jul 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Flexicadastre's DR Congo Mining Cadastre Map portal has shrunken, clipped, and generalized the boundaries of UNESCO World Heritage sites and other protected areas in the DR Congo. Despite aiming to…Continue

Tags: Heritage, World, UNESCO, Areas, Protected


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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
Vulcan, Inc.
Type of Organisation
Business, Individual
Job Title
Principal Consultant
About My Work
Worked in DRC conservation to promote a balanced approach where wildlife and protected areas have their place in an integrated socioeconomic development plan.

My technical training is in GIScience, and its applications include land-use planning and biological monitoring within the conservation sector. Since working in the Ituri Forest of eastern DRC, I have seen that wildlife is considered a free and expendable resource while the perception is that only mining and logging can promote development. In a clearly ungoverned context, neither resource is being harnessed for development and those free resources (water, wildlife) are being damaged beyond repair.

My belief is that mining can be good for socioeconomic development and it can be good for biodiversity, as long as conservation is defined as imperative by both the mining sector and central government.
Areas of interest
gold, csr, governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities

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At 18:25 on April 22, 2014, Mulya Jules said…

Hi Joel

I've just read about your work in general...a real challenge indeed!  I'm now doing community relations for a client in South Kivu; I still have a base in Kalemie.

At 8:32 on October 11, 2013, Miranda Muller said…

Hi Joel,

Thanks. It was actually your debate with SpatialDimensions about the DRC heritage sites that brought me to Goxi. I would be very interesting to chat about your work. I assisted with a lot of the environmental audit work for the Mongbwalu project before I joined AngloGold.

Hope you have a good day!


At 16:40 on May 22, 2013, ICMM said…

Hi Joel,

All of our material is publicly available in our website. You can download all of our publications from http://www.icmm.com/publications

If you would like hard copies of any publications, please email info@icmm.com telling us which ones interest you, how many copies and to which address they should be sent to. If we have them in stock, we will be happy to send them to you.



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