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”. Download the presentation here: ECAS2017_Presentation Sara v2
Surrey Business School 2017
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. Download the presentation here: ASM Data Dialogue.
I presented a paper and a poster at the Bukavu conference “Transition and local development in Eastern DRCongo” on 8-10 December: Bukavu conference_Geenen / Poster Geenen
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: Uppsala workshop_Geenen
Surrey Business School 2015
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: Surrey 2015_Geenen
I gave a keynote on “Artisanal frontier mining of gold: labour transformation in Africa”, which was based on a forthcoming article co-authored with Deborah Bryceson (in African Affairs) at the conference on Empire, Labour and Citizenship organized by VUB, ULB and Université Saint Louis in Brussels: 2015-11-19 Labour_Geenen
I presented a work in progress the UCL conference Chair Singleton ‘Radiographie du néoliberalisme”: UCL Singleton_Sara Geenen
Surrey Business School 2014
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: Geenen_Surrey 28 Nov 2014
I presented my PhD Research at the Université Catholique de Bukavu Jubilee conference in September 2014.
Mining Research Network 2014
I presented my post doc project proposal at the Mining Research Network seminar in Amsterdam in May 2014.
I gave a presentation at the Centre of African Studies Annual Conference at the University of Edinburgh: Mining and Political Transformations in Africa.
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.