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Elizabeth Arnott, Ghana

Location: Ghana
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Elizabeth is a researcher and human rights practitioner who has experience working on issues related to mining and human rights. In particular, she has worked with mining communities in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and with large-scale mines in Ghana, West Africa.

Elizabeth has in-depth knowledge pertaining to modern slavery in mining supply chains and has worked with the Canadian government on implementing programs related to women’s empowerment and human rights in mining communities. Elizabeth worked as a researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights where she contributed to a Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Mining and Human Rights in Myanmar. Elizabeth came to Ghana in 2017 to work as a Governance Advisor for on the West Africa Governance and Economic Sustainability (WAGES) in Mining Communities project. In 2018, Elizabeth successfully worked alongside a variety of stakeholders to create regulations to Ghana’s Mineral Development Fund Act (Act 912).

Elizabeth is the co-founder of Ghana’s Institute for Responsible Mining at the University of Ghana, which works towards sustainable mining from a human rights perspective. She is currently a PhD Candidate through the University of Manchester’s School of Law, where her thesis focuses on human rights issues in the gold mining supply chain and policy intervention.

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