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Mona Avalos

Sr. Knowledge Coordinator | planetGOLD Global Project; Co-Chair | Latine Empowering Advancement & Diversity (LEAD)-ERG, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Mona (she/her/ella) works to increase and maintain access to information and exchange among the planetGOLD Global project participating partners and the wider artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) community on key topics, such as formalization, access to finance and technology transfer. As the knowledge management coordinator, she focuses on the collection, curation, and dissemination of resources relevant to ASGM. Mona also works to support and ensure beneficiaries of the programme as they comply with environmentally and socially responsible standards. She successfully works with a wide array of colleagues in different programmatic areas within and outside of NRDC, completing work at different levels such as scholarly research, fieldwork, community building, and outreach. Mona is also co-chair for NRDC’s Latine Empowering Advancement & Diversity (LEAD) employee resource group and was an active member of the diversity, equity, and inclusion team within NRDC’s international program.

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