2023 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains


Emmanuel Umpula Nkumba

African Resources Watch (AFREWATCH)

Executive Director


Executive Director of African Resources Watch, with over 20 years experience in the extractive sector in Africa and the DRC. Expert on issues including - Human rights and business; - Governance of extractive industries; - Artisanal mining in the DRC. He has several publications to his credit: - Democratic Republic of Congo. "Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo fuel the global cobalt trade. https://www.amnesty.org/fr/documents/afr62/3183/2016/fr/ - Co-author of the report in 2021: Islands of Responsibility published: Corporate Procurement of Artisanal Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo https://www.iied.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/2021-09/20436iied.pdf - Blog: Towards Better Cobalt Mining: https://afrewatch.org/vers-une-meilleure-exploitation-miniere-du-cobalt/ - Author of the article, How to reduce conflict between mining companies and artisanal miners in Lualaba province... https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/business-and-human-rights-journal/article/abs/how-to-reduce-conflicts-between-mining-companies-and-artisanal-miners-in-the-province-of-lualaba-overcoming-the-policy-and-systemic-barriers-to-a-model-that-respects-human-rights/D06B96022906390C76984572841AEFF9

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