Manager, Mines to Markets
Mr. Daniel Stapper is Manager with Pact's Mines to Markets program, which supports formalization in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Sector. Pact is a large international NGO with over 2000 employees working in roughly 40 countries around the world. The Mines to Market Program delivers market-based solutions to ensure that mineral supply chains are responsible, and adhere to international standards and downstream expectations.
Mr. Stapper is a geo-scientist, with extensive experience in the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) - spanning Asia, Africa, and South America. Mr. Stapper is director of Pact gold programming portfolio, which has a primary focus in West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone and Mauritania). Pact’s gold projects support and foster safer and more responsible gold production and trade, from the ASGM sector.
Prior to working with Pact, Daniel worked as an environmental scientist and GIS analyst with Golder Associates Ltd., a Canadian engineering consultancy, where he was focusing primarily on Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for extractives sector (oil, gas and mining). Prior to this Mr. Stapper was a co-founding director of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) where he co-authored the UNEP-funded Publication “Reducing Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining”. Mr. Stapper completed an MSc. on Mercury Use and Fate from ASGM in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia (University of Victoria, BC Canada), following a BSc. in biology and geomatics. He is Canadian and is currently based in Paris, France.