Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat
Senior Task Manager, United Nations Environment Program(UNEP)
Mr. Bernaudat has 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of technical cooperation projects in the areas of international waters and chemicals and waste with a strong focus on mercury pollution. Since 2007, Mr. Bernaudat has been the co-lead of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership area on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM). In this capacity, he has supported the development of the article 7 on ASGM, and its associated Annex C, of the Minamata Convention on mercury.
Over the past 20 years, Mr Bernaudat has developed and managed ASGM-related projects in over 30 countries,
In 2016, he led the development of the GEF GOLD programme (www.planetgold.org), a multi-agency, multi-country GEF-financed initiative aiming at sustainably transforming the sector so that ASGM operations are formalised, have access to finance and markets and are mercury-free. The planetGOLD programme is now under implementation in 9 countries.