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Angela Jorns

Angela Jorns

Specialist, Responsible Mining & Development

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Angela is a Specialist in Responsible Mining and Development. She is a project manager and researcher with 7 years’ experience in working on social and economic development, human rights and mineral supply chains.

Angela collaborates closely with large and small mining operators and other private actors along the mineral supply chain, as well as with government representatives and local and international civil society. She has conducted in-depth research and analysis on issues around artisanal and small-scale mining and supply chains of gold, 3Ts, cobalt and gemstones in a variety of countries, including work in Afghanistan, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.

Angela has conducted several assessments of economic, socio-political and human rights risks and impacts in mineral supply chains. She is familiar with international standards and initiatives around responsible mining (ASM and LSM), conflict minerals, due diligence and business and human rights. Angela has developed strategies and research methodologies to support country risk assessments, due diligence and management systems, particularly in relation with ‘conflict-minerals’ and ASM engagement and management. She has also contributed to the design, analysis and implementation of projects on mineral sector governance and ASM sector formalisation.

Angela previously worked on humanitarian aid and responses to violent conflict for the Swiss Development Agency in South Sudan, on good governance and institutional reform for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Cambodia, and on human rights issues with a civil society organisation in Switzerland.

Angela holds a Master of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a focus on conflict-affected and fragile states, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Law from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Angela works in English, German and French. She has basic command of Spanish.

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