UCSIA & USOS 2023
University of Antwerp’s UCSIA and USOS organized the conference Mining and Social Justice in February 2023. Sara Geenen gave an introductory presentations on mineral supply chains, while Sarah Katz-Lavigne presented the Driving Change project.
Panel on Regulation with participation? Putting small-scale producers at the forefront of supply-chain regulation
Roundtable on Promoting decent work in ASGM: Time to dig differently? With Boris Verbrugge (HIVA, InForMining), Divin-Luc Bikubanya (USOS, UCSIA, CEGEMI, InForMining), Patrick Balemba (Justice et Paix) and a presentation of the InForMining results.
Presentation with Sarah Katz-Lavigne: The Mineral Supply Chain Does Not Exist. How Legal Regimes Build Mineral Supply Chains &
Obscure Alternative Knowledge and Normative Systems
Seminar GLAC IOB. February 2022
Conference 4T dans les mines d’or : travail, technologies, taxes, tensions. See conference website
Seminar IOB. June 2021
Seminar De La Salle University Philippines. May 2021
Justice et Paix Conference. May 2021
Conference Sustainability. February 2021
Book launch 2020
Book launch. June 2020
Seminar Université Catholique de Bukavu. December 2019.
ECAS Basel. June 2019
ASM Workshop at IOB. 6-7 December 2018
On 20 December 2018 the Development Cooperation branch of the Flemish Interuniversity Council celebrated its 20th anniversary. I gave a Pecha Kucha on the impact of the long-term institutional cooperation with the Université Catholique de Bukavu.
In November 2018 I co-organized the conference Development Policies and Practices in the DRC in Centre Bilembo, Kinshasa. I gave a talk on “L’industrie minière et les effets d’entraînement. Quel développement pour la RDC?”.
I convened a panel on Labour (markets) in extractive industries and presented a paper co-authored with Jeroen Cuvelier entitled “Local elites and labour control: continuities and changes in the Congolese mining sector”.
I gave a presentation about CEGEMI’s research in eastern DRC for an audience of policy makers, international organizations and NGOs, consultancy firms and academics at the ASM Data Dialogue event, which was part of a World Bank and PACT-led initiative to set up a global database on ASM. Learn more about the DELVE project here.
I presented a paper and a poster at the Bukavu conference “Transition and local development in Eastern DRCongo” on 8-10 December.
I gave a presentation on “How ‘uncertainty’ is governing the gold production network in Eastern DRCongo” at the workshop on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala.
I presented my field report on Ghana in a lecture on “Hybrid governance in mining concessions. Field report from Gana” in the Master in Extractive Industries and Society (prof. Gavin Hilson) at the Surrey Business School in November 2015.
I presented a work in progress the UCL conference Chair Singleton ‘Radiographie du néoliberalisme”.
I gave a lecture on “Beyond conflict minerals. Discourses, policies and realities in the DRC” in the Master in Extractive Industries and Society (prof. Gavin Hilson) at the Surrey Business School in November 2014.
I gave a presentation on the regulation of the gold sector in eastern DRC in a panel on conflict minerals organized by prof. Timothy Raeymaekers, University of Zurich, and one on land grabbing by mining companies, based on a book chapter I co-authored with Jana Hoenke, University of Edinburgh.
ASA UK 2012
At the British Africa Studies Association conference I gave a presentation on contentious encounters between mining companies and local communities, the case of Banro in South Kivu in a panel organized by prof. Gavin Hilson, Surrey University.