Ph. D Candidate, MS, BA | Root Studios
Diamond Mining Panel
My contribution to the panel offers answers to contemporary challenges in mineral resource extraction. It will propose Root Diamonds as a case study that breaks down the asymmetrical control of information within the diamond supply chain by forging connections between consumers and miners. We produce “Storied Diamonds” that allow couples to understand the origin of their engagement rings. I will connect this revolutionary enterprise to the ongoing evolution of my start-up, Root Studios. Leveraging Root Diamond’s revenues to train young Sierra Leoneans for Fourth Industrial Revolution opportunities will offer them an alternative to social and economic entrapment in the diamond industry.