I am an MA student currently researching a thesis on mining industrialization in central Africa. I am particularly interested in patterns of hybrid-governance in and around mining concessions in eastern DRC, and I would like to look at the social impacts of the industrialization process of a sector that I believe contributes to governance in resource rich and socially and politically unstable regions where there is little infrastructure and a complex environment. I am also looking towards a career in the SCR and conflict sensitivity field in extractives, so I thought that this forum would be both interesting academically and hopefully for my future career.
Areas of interest
csr, governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development