Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Professionalising Artisanal Mining – Ensuring no Man, or Women, is Left Behind

  • What should be the vision for a sector that is currently highly informal. 

  • Sectoral development means it’s increasingly capitalized and mechanized. How are these impacting women?  

  • What does successful livelihood diversification look like? 

  • Cash for development is coming from overseas and accelerating sectoral transformation – adverse social, governance and environmental impacts are affecting women more. What can be done? 

  • How is the digitization of value chains affecting women and men artisanal and small-scale miners? 

Tuesday 06 February 15:35 - 16:20 Stewards Stage

Sustainability Series

Add to calendar 02/06/2024 15:35 02/06/2024 16:20 Professionalising Artisanal Mining – Ensuring no Man, or Women, is Left Behind A major driver for employment (48+million people) artisanal and small-scale mining constitutes the second largest livelihood after agriculture. By investing in formalising and professionalising the sector working conditions and incomes can be improved – such investment, however, risks leaving some of the most vulnerable people behind.  Stewards Stage Africa/Johannesburg


David Sturmes-Verbeek

Co-founder and Director Business Innovation & Fundraising, The Impact Facility (TIF)


Adam Rolfe

Business Development Manager , GemFair, De Beers Group

Benitha Tambwe

Expert-Head of Strategic Partnerships , DRC Ministry of Mines (CTCPM)

Kephers Kochuka

Chairman, Osiri Matanda Mining Cooperative, Migori County Miners Association (MiCMA)

Kevin Hamilton-Woods

Appropriate Process Technologies

Liang Wei Julie

Vice President ESG, CMOC Group Limited