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Bio

Jorden de Haan is a development professional from the Netherlands, specialized in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), formalization and socio-economic development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a MSc in Local Governance and Development (University of Antwerp) and has conducted field research in the Eastern DRC, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Eritrea and South Africa. Jorden currently works as a program officer with Pact’s Mines to Market programme, where he works on programme development and project implementation in ASGM in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last few years, he has worked as a consultant with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva and in Nairobi. As part of this work, he has supported African countries in executing National Action Plan projects for reducing mercury use in the ASGM sector, and he has developed didactic materials on youth and peacebuilding. In addition, he has provided the Africa Institute for the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous and Other Wastes, UN Environment and various countries with technical assistance in addressing ASGM issues. Jorden is also the lead author of the UNITAR & UN Environment "Handbook for Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans", also know as the Formalization Handbook.

Resource Library Contributions

Mining, Formalization and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Author: Jorden De Haan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis/CRC Press
Publication Year: 1969

This chapter explores the relationship between mining and SDG16 on peace, justice and strong and inclusive institutions. Given that the lion’s share of security concerns associated with mining revolve around the – largely informal – ASM subsector, the chapter focuses specifically on ASM. Using ASM formalization as a framewo...

Mining Cooperatives in South Kivu: Saviour or Extortionist?

Author: Jorden De Haan
Publisher: University of Antwerp
Publication Year: 1969

Looking at recent policy, ‘mining cooperatives’ appear to be the latest saviour for Congolese artisanal mineworkers. International donors and NGOs, national and provincial governments, local civil society organizations and even the private sector all have jumped on the bandwagon to promote and empower miners’ cooperatives. ...

Mining cooperatives in Eastern DRC The interplay between historical power relations and formal institutions

Author: Jorden De Haan
Publisher: The Extractive Industries and Society
Publication Year: 1969

Artisanal miners living in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are forced by the government to organize into cooperatives, in line with formalization policies. At first glance, cooperatives may appear to be their saviour: they can help them to become legally recognized, they can empower their position vis-à-vis trade...

Mapping Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Jorden De Haan, Kirsten Dales, Dr. James McQuilken
Publisher: University of Delaware (Minerals, Materials and Society)
Publication Year: 1969

Pact and the University of Delaware’s Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) is the first report assessing all positive and negative relationships between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It analyzes t...

Socio-economic ASGM Research Methodology

Author: Jorden De Haan
Publisher: UNITAR
Publication Year: 1969

This document, developed for UNITAR, provides a suggested approach for collecting and analyzing socio-economic information about the ASGM sector. The methodology has been designed to be used in conjunction with UN Environment’s Baseline Estimates Toolkit, and can help to obtain a holistic understanding of the ASGM sector th...

Handbook: Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans

Author: Jorden De Haan
Publisher: UN Environment (UNEP), UNITAR
Publication Year: 1969

This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The target audience is countries and agencies, but the guidance is also relevant for private sector stakeholders (including financi...