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Elizabeth Kariuki

Elizabeth Kariuki

Practice Area Lead, Mineral Sector Governance

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Elizabeth is the Practice Area Lead on Mineral Sector Governance, a role that is domiciled within Levin Sources’ Responsible Raw Materials business area.

She has wide experience in governance and human rights and expert knowledge on corporate accountability, trade justice and natural resource governance. Over the years, Elizabeth has led extensive work on global value chains across different sectors including conducting Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) and other research, advocacy, designing and engaging in multi-stakeholder initiatives, developing grievance mechanisms and supporting affected communities and workers in global value chains to access remedy through judicial and non-judicial mechanisms.

Prior to joining Levin Sources, Elizabeth was the Global Governance Policy Specialist at WWF where she provided strategic advice and facilitated the development of the WWF network policy positions and advocacy strategies related to the achievement of inclusive conservation, rights-based advocacy and safe civic space for relevant global fora. Before that, Elizabeth was the Private Sector Engagement Adviser at International Alert and Programme Manager – Economic and Social Justice at the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC). In both roles, she engaged with public sector players and large businesses in infrastructure development, mining, oil and gas and agriculture sectors; standard bodies such as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance; and multistakeholder initiatives such as the Voluntary Principles Initiative. She also served on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee of the Voluntary Principles Initiative.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degrees from the University of Nairobi. She also holds several certificates for professional courses. Elizabeth is fluent in English and Swahili and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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