Led by Principal Investigator Prof. Richard Saunders of York University, the project team includes 4 co-applicants and 9 collaborators spread across the 4 participating countries.
The Principal Investigator and co-applicants provide the partnership’s core intellectual leadership, identifying key research and knowledge gaps, overseeing research design and supervising the project’s comparative research in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The collaborators contribute specialist knowledge and expertise, and through the research Working Groups they participate integrally in the design and implementation of specific research projects. Research Assistants in Africa and Canada will be recruited and trained to provide primary and desktop research support in the project’s main research phase. Drawing on the team’s research and advocacy links with regional networks of mining stakeholders and government policy processes, the project seeks to actively engage with national and regional debates by providing new evidence and insights generated by research.