Susannah Fitzgerald – 2024 – Deals without details? State-state mining partnerships and their implications


In recent years, there has been a spate of partnership agreements springing up between countries that produce key transition minerals and those that wish to buy them. Yet a distinct lack of transparency means that many questions remain. This session will provide a space to discuss what we know – and don’t know – about these partnerships so far, including their overall purpose and value for lower and middle-income countries.


Susannah is a Governance Officer at the Natural Resource Governance Institute where she carries out research and advocacy on improving the governance of transition mineral supply chains. In particular, her work focuses on preventing corruption, working with colleagues in NRGI’s priority countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and with decisionmakers in key global, regional, and consumer market spaces to address this issue. Prior to joining NRGI, Susannah worked for Transparency International UK, the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition, and Consumers International as an anticorruption and consumer rights advocate. She is also currently a Reader Director at The Ferret, an award-winning investigative news cooperative based in Scotland.

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