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From Conflict Minerals to Fair Phones? A Roundtable on Resource Governance

Roundtable discussion on the global politics of mineral extraction and trade and their effects on livelihoods in Africa.

Wednesday, 26 February,  2.30 – 4 pm. Meadows Lecture Theatre (Old Medical Building), University of Edinburgh.

Based on her work on conflict minerals and Central Africa - as a campaigner and researcher with NGO Christian Aid - Chantal Daniels critically discussed recent policy initiatives by the UK government and the EU on regulating extractive industries and mineral trade. Claude Kabemba shared his insights on such initiatives: how do they actually affect the practice of mineral extraction and trade in Africa and the world. Jana Hönke and Wolfgang Zeller provided comments on the presentations based on their research on extractive industries and security governance, and conflict minerals and artisanal mining respectively. 


Chantal Daniels (Senior Policy Advisor at Christian Aid: conflict minerals, Central Africa)

Claude Kabemba (Executive Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch)

Dr. Wolfgang Zeller (CAS, University of Edinburgh)

Dr. Jana Hönke (Politics and IR, University of Edinburgh)


Sara Dorman (Politics and IR, University of Edinburgh)

NEW - See related blog entries:

Debates on Resource Extraction and Fair Trade in Africa: Conceptualising the “Global” Dimensions  

Is Conflict-Free Fair Enough? here



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From left to right: Chair Sam Spiegel, Speakers Jana Hnke, Claude Kabemba, Chantal Daniels (via skype), Wolfgang Zeller