IWiM / Ex4Dev18

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 09:00 – 18:00

Venue: University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK

Registration: ex4dev

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 economic empowerment and gender challenges in mining
  • Panel 2    ‘Formalising’ artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)
  • Panel 3    The role of junior mining and exploration companies in development
  • Keynote   Speaker to be confirmed

Panel 1 Industry presenter:

Deborah Craig, IWiM Board Director

Deborah is a Director of International Women in Mining (IWiM) which connects women working in mining across the globe, and undertakes projects and research to improve the gender balance in the industry. Deborah heads up IWiM’s Africa Outreach team, which links dynamic, independent WiM groups throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She began her professional career in corporate banking before moving into the mining industry where she has held senior management positions with mineral exploration and development companies.

For questions and queries email the organising committee: ex4dev@gmail.com


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