Thanks Jasmin for inviting me to join the group. My name is Cynthia Simkonda; i serve as a Programme Officer for Natural Resources thematic area at Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) in Malawi. I have over 6 years of experience working with rural communities, government and non-governmental organizations. I am responsible for leading CEPA’s engagement on general Extractive Industries (EI) governance work. I am passionate about improving governance and social, economic and environmental rights in Malawi and beyond. I am keen on seeing that environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) are properly conducted for all mining operations.
Hi all, thanks for accepting me into the group. I'm the Research and Policy Coordinator on Transparency International's Mining for Sustainable Development Programme. I have previously worked on climate change, environmental and natural resources law and policy in an academic capacity and with NGOs in Australia and South America.