Name: Dr. Agatha Siwale-Mulenga 

Institutional Affiliation: Wageningen University and Research (WUR) 

Agatha Siwale is currently a lecturer in the Public Administration and Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and research collaborator for the Resource Nationalism in Southern Africa partnership project. She completed her post-doctoral teaching qualification in Berlin, Germany at Bard College Berlin. She is Associate Editor with the Peace and Democracy section in the Frontiers in Political Science Journal. Her research interests are in natural resource governance, politics and public policy and institutional change in developing country contexts. She has specifically analysed how formal and informal institutions interact to shape outcomes for artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and has published papers on the limits of formalisation in small-scale mining, the dynamics of collective action in ASM and gendered roles and ASM in Zambia.  

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 Hilson, G., A. Hilson, A. Siwale, R. Maconachie. “Female faces in informal ‘spaces’: Women and artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa.” Africa Journal of Management 4, no. 3 (2018): 306-346. 

Siwale, A. “Can rural producer organisations transform rural production and trade? The case of Zambia’s artisanal and small-scale mining associations” Resources Policy 59 (2018): 506-515. 

Siwale, A. and Siwale, T. “Has the promise of formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) failed? The case of Zambia.” The Extractive Industries and Society 4 (2017): 191–201.