“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.
Role: Coordinating the environmental component of the project, as well as participating in technical research of this component.
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).