Manager of Pact’s Mines to Markets (M2M) program
Daniel Stapper is Manager of Pact’s Mines to Markets (M2M) program, which focuses on market-based partnerships to support development of the ASM sector. Daniel is an expert on Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) and mercury and has worked extensively on ASGM in Asia, Africa, and South America. He is currently leading Pact’s work on mercury-free gold production in the ASGM sector, in several countries through developing partnerships between private sector partners (including mining equipment suppliers), development sector organizations and donors, and other partners including CSOs and government agencies. Prior to working with Pact, Daniel worked as a GIS analyst and environmental scientist with Golder Associates Ltd., an international environmental engineering consultancy where he focused on environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), and environmental permitting in the extractives sector. Previous to this, Daniel was a co-founding director of the Artisanal Gold Council, where he co-developed ASGM projects and initiatives in Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. With AGC, Mr. Stapper co-authored the UNEP funded Publication ‘Reducing Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’, which is considered a benchmark publication for the sector. Mr. Stapper completed an MSc. on Mercury fate, from ASGM in Indonesia (University of Victoria, BC Canada), following a BSc. in biology and geomatics. Pact is a large international NGO with over 5000 employees working in approx. 40 countries around the world, and Pact’s M2M program has supported responsible development of mineral supply chains for more than 15 years.