Bossissi Nkuba, is an Associate Professor of natural resources at the Center of Expertise on Mining and Environmental Governance (CEGEMI) of the Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB) and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Antwerp, from which he holds a PhD in environmental toxicology, with a focus on artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) -derived pollutants in waters, fish and human communities, as well as the sociopolitical dynamics behind such pollutions.
He led the national assessment of the socio-economy of DRC’s ASGM and its use of mercury, and the development of DRC’s ASGM National Action Plan 2020-2035. His recent work includes artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga (DRC); child labor in copper mining (DRC); water pollution in Ethiopia; and implementation of Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea’s ASGM national action plans. His current research focuses on governance of resources (sand, stones, water, food, etc.) in African cities experiencing demographic explosion.