Live broadcast date: Tuesday, 9 June 2020

09h00 New York | 13h00 GMT | 14h00 London | 15h00 Paris | 15h00 Amsterdam | 15h00 Johannesburg | 18h30 New Delhi | 21h00 Singapore | 23h00 Melbourne

Formalising artisanal mining is considered a challenge by most mining companies, especially those located in very remote countries. Regardless of the difficulties posed by training and educating local citizens to contribute meaningfully to a mining operation, it can be done successfully – and has been in the DRC.

Join DRC Mining Week, Mining Review Africa, commodity trader Trafigura, NGO PACT, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as they share their wins and aspirations for building a successful artisanal mining sector in the DRC and further afield.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Why is it important to contribute towards helping to formalise the artisanal mining sector?
  • The key steps and priority points to consider
  • A successful case study in the DRC with copper/cobalt miner Chemaf
  • The USAID’s commercially viable conflict-free gold project, originating in the DRC
  • Dealing with artisanal mining in a COVID-19 world


James Nicholson, Head of Corporate Responsibility | Trafigura

Stephanie Shumsky, Technical Manager, Mines to Markets (M2M) Great Lakes Region | PACT

Lazarre Potier, Deputy Chief of Party and DRC Country Manager | USAID

George Heppel, Senior Analyst: Cobalt, Lithium & Battery Markets | CRU Group