David Sturmes is the Director for Programme and Business Development at The Impact Facility, one of the founding members of the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA). Over the years. he has focussed on projects and programmes work across East and Central Africa promoting the professionalisation of artisanal and small-scale gold and cobalt mining.
Responsible for member recruitment, fundraising, and strategic partnerships, David has been actively involved in setting up the FCA as a multi-stakeholder initiative that has already garnered support from organisations across the global battery supply chain.
David has applied his background in international development and value chain sustainability to the design of tools and approaches that enable access to finance and technical support to often marginalised mining communities.
This session explores the key severe child labour risks in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in global supply chains.