Global Citizen Series

Description: The University of the Free State (UFS) and the South African Chamber of Commerce UK (SACC UK) are pleased to invite you to the next conversation of the Global Citizen Series.
SACC UK representative, Director of Mindofafox, futurist, and bestselling author, Chantell Ilbury, will chair this thought-provoking and engaging conversation between UFS Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Francis Petersen, and President and Chief Executive of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Rohitesh Dhawan.
The discussion will explore the strategic priorities and breakthroughs in the mining and metals industry in relation to critical areas of climate and environmental resilience, social performance, governance, ethics and transparency, and innovation for sustainability.
Dhawan, a Fellow and faculty member of the Africa Leadership Initiative, will reflect on leadership through collaboration to enhance the contribution of mining and metals towards sustainable development, security of minerals within a changing geopolitical environment and the progress that is possible when citizens collectively focus on improving the lives of others and our planet.

Watch the replay below:

About Rohitesh Dhawan

Rohitesh Dhawan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ICMM in April 2021. He is passionate about the transformative power of mining, particularly in emerging markets where he has spent two-thirds of his life. Dhawan is a Fellow and faculty member of the Africa Leadership Initiative and a Raisina fellow of the Asian Forum on Global Governance. He serves on the advisory boards of the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment, Concordia, and Resolve.   Read more about Rohitesh Dhawan 
Participate in the Global Citizen event online via live stream, this is a free of charge event but booking is essential, the zoom link will be sent nearer the time.

We do have a few limited places to attend in person at SOAS Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, UK. If you would like this opportunity to attend in person please email Juliet Rushent at [email protected], as soon as possible.

Date:  6:00pm to 7:00pm, Wed 8th Nov 2023

Venue:  Zoom

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