Sophia Pickles

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Sophia Pickles

Campaign Leader, Supply Chain Investigator, Global Witness
Sophia Pickles is the campaign leader and supply chain investigator at the international NGO Global Witness. Her research focuses on the relationship between natural resource production and trade, and conflict, corruption and human rights abuses across the globe. Sophia has spent almost a decade working with civil society, governments and industry in the Great Lakes region of Africa, as well as globally, to develop and oversee responsible implementation of supply chain due diligence standards for companies that buy and trade minerals. She does regular research along mineral supply chains, including fieldwork in mining areas. She has worked in, and covered, the Democratic Republic Congo since 2005. Sophia has an MA in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a BA(hons) from Durham University. She is currently completing an MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales.



  • Sunday 02/12
    • 11:15-13:00

      Going For Gold: How To Investigate A Gold Supply Chain- Hosted by Global Witness

      Aqaba
    • 17:15-18:15

      Environmental and Climate Change Issues Worth Covering- Hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

      Mount Nebo 2