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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 with 8 years’ experience working on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), responsible mineral supply chains, and business and human rights.

Angela works internationally with mining companies and other businesses along mineral supply chains, as well as with governments, standard setters and civil society, to foster responsible mining, trade and use of minerals. She has worked on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and supply chains of gold, 3Ts, copper and cobalt, diamonds and coloured gemstones in a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Benin, the DRC, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Angela leads on Levin Sources’ responsible mining work, focussing on ASM and upstream mineral value chains in producing countries. She supports governments, civil society and development agencies on mineral sector governance, focusing especially on formalising the ASM sector, enabling more responsible practices upstream and enhancing livelihoods and economic development in ASM communities. She also advises large-scale industrial mining companies and other private sector actors in managing their engagement with ASM stakeholders and supports the development of due diligence systems for businesses along the supply chain.

Angela previously worked on humanitarian aid, development cooperation and human rights with development agencies (GIZ, SDC) and NGOs in South Sudan, Cambodia, Bolivia and Switzerland. Angela holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a focus on conflict-affected and fragile states, and a BA 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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