African Extractivism and the Green Transition (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)

  • Saunders, Richard (PI)
  • Caramento, Alexander (CoPI)
  • Radley, Ben (CoI)
  • Geenen, Sara (CoI)

Project: Research council

Project Details


A six-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to investigate the political economy dynamics of critical transition metal and mineral extraction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The team is composed of 9 partners and 21 participants in 5 countries, including academics, civil society researchers and activists, and public policy researchers.
Short title£1,700,000
Effective start/end date1/01/2431/12/29

Collaborative partners

  • University of Bath
  • York University (lead)
  • University of Ottawa (Project partner)
  • University of Dar es Salaam (Project partner)
  • University of Zimbabwe (Project partner)
  • University of Zambia (Project partner)
  • Catholic University of Bukavu (Project partner)
  • University of Antwerp (Project partner)
  • University of Windsor (Project partner)


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