Date: Thursday 20th February
Breakfast Meeting: Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa
Also supported by Minerals and Energy Institute, Centre for Exploration Targeting.
Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson, former Congolese diplomat, will lead a discussion on reforming legal frameworks for natural resource development in order to promote economic and social development, environmental sustainability, and improving business ethics. Researchers in the UWA Law School and Centre for Exploration Targeting will also be invited to contribute to the discussion.
Africa has many mineral-rich regions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and many Australian mining and engineering companies are currently working in Africa or have plans to work there.
Place: University of WA Club, Hackett Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley. A hot breakfast will be served during the meeting.
Time 7.00 am – 9.00 am
Cost $35 per head, $20 for students
(5 places are reserved for students, provided reservations and payment are received in time).
RSVP to [email protected]
, notifying any dietary requirements, credit card name, number, expiry.
Background of Speaker
Stephanie Mbombo Bodson has a background in European law, diplomacy, international relations between European and African countries, project evaluation and policy development. She graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a Masters in International and European law in 2009. She has also worked on antipersonnel landmine issues and relevant international humanitarian law as it affects Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. She has worked for the Belgian government and as an intern for the Development Committee of the European Parliament as well as the European Commission. She served as department head in the Congolese Diplomatic Academy, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Kinshasa where she was responsible for development partnerships as well as fundraising and human resource management.
She has also worked as an assistant to the president of the High Military Court in Kinshasa, working on law reform issues. During the last two years, she obtained much experience as lecturer in European Law (Masters Level) and as the person in charge of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations in Morocco. Before she commenced her career in the public sector, she was Secretary General of the Congolese Union of Consumers and worked as a TV program host and journalist in Congo. Ms Mbombo is visiting Western Australia to learn more about the capacity of Australian mining companies interested in working in Africa and to help promote economic development based on income from natural resource development.