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Bio

Nicolas Andres Eslava is the director of Afai Consulting BV (www.afaiconsulting.com) a founder and advisor to Fundación Ava Jeva Amazonia (www.avajeva.org – under construction) and an associate with the globally operating consultancy twentyfifty (www.twentyfifty.co.uk). Nicolas has worked for a variety of international donors as well as mining and trading companies, minerals and metals users, and investors and insurers. This work has included mineral supply chain mappings and characterisations, in particular for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) production; OECD Guidance and IFC Performance Standards value chains and mine sites evaluations; evaluations of mineral sourcing strategies for downstream companies; design of ASM formalisation and integration strategies; Mining Code and Policy evaluations and revisions; training of stakeholders in human rights due diligence. Nicolas holds an MSc in Security Studies from University College London and a BA in Political Science from the University of Lausanne with a focus on Political and Development Economics undertaken at the Copenhagen Business School and Copenhagen University. He speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and brings with him a thorough understanding of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as GIS approaches.

Resource Library Contributions

ASM and COVID19 remote data collection Colombia: Narrative summary of 4th data collection (27.07-31.07.2020)

Author: Nicolas Andres Eslava
Publisher: Afai Consulting BV
Publication Year: 1969

Summary of the findings from the 4th remote data collection (27.07-31.07.2020) on the effect of COVID19 on ASM miners and communities in the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Chocó and Santander. The sample represents both formal small-scale mining miners as well as artisanal mining miners. Part 4 out of 4 of the COVID1...

ASM and COVID19 remote data collection Colombia: Narrative summary of 3rd data collection (13.07-17.07.2020)

Author: Nicolas Andres Eslava
Publisher: Afai Consulting BV
Publication Year: 1969

Summary of the findings from the 3rd remote data collection (13.07-17.07.2020) on the effect of COVID19 on ASM miners and communities in the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Chocó and Santander. The sample represents both formal small-scale mining miners as well as artisanal mining miners. Part 3 out of 4 of the COVID1...

ASM and COVID19 remote data collection Colombia: Narrative summary of 2nd data collection (29.06-03.07.2020)

Author: Nicolas Andres Eslava
Publisher: Afai Consulting
Publication Year: 1969

Summary of the findings from the 2nd remote data collection (29.06-03.07.2020) on the effect of COVID19 on ASM miners and communities in the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Chocó and Santander. The sample represents both formal small-scale mining miners as well as artisanal mining miners. Part 2 out of 4 of the COVID19...

ASM and COVID19 remote data collection Colombia: Narrative summary of 1st data collection (15.06-20.06.2020)

Author: Nicolas Andres Eslava
Publisher: Afai Consulting
Publication Year: 1969

Summary of the findings from the 1st remote data collection (15.06 – 20.06.2020) on the effect of COVID19 on ASM miners and communities in the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Chocó and Santander. The sample represents both formal small-scale mining miners as well as artisanal mining miners. Part 1 out of 4 of the COVI...