Governance Committee Member – Richard Robinson
Dr. Richard Robinson is the Extractive Industries Technical Adviser with the United States Agency for International Development based in Kinshasa, DRC. Richard’s focus there is to be a focal point for U.S. Government coordination on conflict minerals in the Great Lakes and to manage or coordinate the Responsible Minerals Trade portfolio of approximately $20 million of USG programming. His role also includes promoting public private partnerships between USAID and extractive industries. Prior to joining USAID in 2011 Richard was Social Programs Manager for Freeport McMoRan’s Tenke Fungurume Mine in Katanga responsible for community development, resettlement and community liasion including managing responses to illegal artisanal mining incursions. In 2003 Richard began the development NGO Pact’s programs in the DRC’s Katanga province, including its role as a social and artisanal mining risk management and community development partner with responsible mining companies. Richard has prior experience in manufacturing, public-private partnerships for persons with disabilities in North America and the developing world, and has taught and directed in MBA programs in both the United States and South Africa.