Francesca Santinelli – Britney goes to DRC
Updated: May 15, 2021
§ Ops I did it again – Working and living in Kolwezi (DRC)
o Historical mining town with relative opportunities and legacy issues
o Mining boom in 2010s with consequential increase in population and urbanization rates
o Coexistence of urban and traditional communities
o Changes in local governance after decentralization process
o Kolwezi is the place to be!
§ Crazy – ESG in the industrial mining sector
o Importance of 2018 mining code: standards and best practices
o Importance of local governance: same communities, different operators
o Importance of stakeholders: criticisms and opportunities
§ I am not a girl, not yet a woman – Example of artisanal mining and cobalt sector
o The “before” and the “after” of the 2016 Amnesty International
o LSM and ASM relationship: experiences and challenges
§ Stronger –My takeaways
The link between sustainability and responsibility
Born in Italy. For personal and professional reasons, I lived in Austria, UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A political scientist and international development enthusiastic as background, I am currently attending an MBA.
In the past years I worked with different organizations, focusing on community development, human rights and CSR.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, diving, cooking and hiking.
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