Dr Nellia Mutemeri

Dr Nellie Mutemeri is an Associate Professor in the School of Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She also runs a boutique consulting firm MutConsult which specializes in mining, energy and climate change. She has been a member of the IGCP Scientific Board since 2017, and serves as Theme Leader for “Geodynamic”.

Dr Mutemeri’s other areas of research interest in geology include geochemistry and ore genesis of Archaean gold deposits in the greenstone belts of Southern Africa and fluid inclusion studies. She has experience in advanced mineralogical techniques including x-ray diffraction, electron microprobe, scanning electron microscopy and laser excited raman-microspectroscopy. Dr. Mutemeri’s recent research centres on artisanal and small-scale mining, and she is the convener of the ASM-in-Africa Community of Practice.

Dr Mutemeri’s experience with mining companies and consulting services in Africa, Latin America and Asia is in sustainable development focusing on mining policy and regulatory frameworks and strategies, responsible mineral supply, artisanal and small-scale mining formalisation and gender equality. She has worked in more than 15 African countries.

Dr Mutemeri was on the Management Advisory and Group of the World Bank’s Communities and Small-scale Mining (CASM) network.

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