“Poverty reduction requires a process of sustained economic growth. Economic growth, in one conception of it, is the process of building complexity through the accumulation of capabilities. A better understanding of the determinants and constraints to economic development through the complexity lens, lies at the heart of this multi-disciplinary programme.”
Role: Lead researcher: materials engineering, systems design and multi-criteria decision support
“Minerals and Metals are critical to modern life; no carbon neutral economy is possible without them, but society’s perception of mining is mostly negative! However the mining sector has extraordinary potential to help achieve the UNs Global SDGs.”
Position: Chairman of Mineral Economics Division of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. A mining engineer and expert on mining investment risk, member of the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Mining and Metals of the World Economic Forum.
M.S. Mineral Processing student, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
Position: Chief Director at The Presidency. Head of the Secretariat for the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME).
Position: Senior Sector Expert for the Economy and Inclusive Growth, in the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in the South African Presidency
Position: Outcomes Facilitator: Employment through Inclusive Growth, in the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in the South African Presidency
Role: Post-award support and oversight, sourcing further funding opportunities (e.g. GCRF).