Hub Champions Network
Our Hub champions provide an important link between you and the Hub's headquarters in London. Below are some details about each of our Champions. If you need support with the product or help in formulating a helpdesk request, please request a meeting with your local champion via firstname.lastname@example.org
"My name is Rosaline Nutsugah and I am one of the Extractive Hub Champions for Ghana, West Africa. I graduated with a social sciences degree, and then went on to study at the London Southbank University. I worked at the gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti for 11 years, and for two of those years I was seconded to Rand Refinery. Since 2007, I've been self-employed as a Corporate Communications professional whilst undertaking various consulting roles in the mining industry -including for the Extractives Hub."
Dorothy Oforiwaa Ocran
"My name is Dorothy Oforiwaa Ocran and I'm one of the Extractives Hub Champions for Ghana. In my other life, I'm a freelance Communications professional. I hold a Masters degree in Communication Studies, as well as professional certifications in Public Relations, Media Relations and Human Resource Management. I began my career with the Ghana Chamber of Mines in a Public Affairs position, and then proceeded to work with other multinational companies in Ghana."
"I'm Fatma Nyambura, and I represent Kenya and Rwanda as the Extractives Hub Champion for those East African countries. I also work as the Coordinator for our Champion network. I'm based in Nairobi, Kenya and I'm a lawyer by training. I think the ability of the Hub to respond to requests from government quickly and efficiently makes us the 'go to' partners in extractives."
"I'm Annet Mbabazi, the Extractives Hub Champion for Uganda. I'm a development specialist and I've worked in the oil, gas and mining sectors for the last five years. I live in Kampala. With Uganda's nascent oil sector, the Extractives Hub is a great resource."
"My name is Ehsanullah Shirzai, and I'm the Hub champion for Afghanistan, based in Kabul. I'm a revenue specialist, and I've been working with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Afghanistan since 2014. The Extractive Hub's information on both small and large scale mining is useful for Afghanistan, as well as the information on oil and gas."
"My name is Hassan Khalife and I'm the Hub Champion for Lebanon. I qualified as a lawyer in 2012. I advise private and public entities on their projects in both Lebanon and abroad, including petroleum projects or infrastructure investments. Lebanon, having a nascent petroleum industry, can really benefit from the Hub's technical assistance, especially on an institutional level, for example government ministries and regulators."
"My name is Monique Cooper-Liverpool and I'm Liberia's Hub Champion, based in Monrovia. I've worked on natural resource management and governance in Liberia for over 12 years, partnering with both private sector and international organisations. The Hub is supporting Liberia's important work to strengthen fiscal regimes and reduce smuggling in the artisanal mining sector here."
"My name is Chinenye Okechukwu and I'm one of the Hub Champions for Nigeria. I'm a geologist by training, but I've been working for the Nigerian Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) for eight years, based in Abuja. The free Technical Assistance services offered to government officials by the Extractives Hub, and the aggregated information available on the website are really useful for our work in Nigeria."
"My name is Jide Arowosaiye and I'm one the Hub Champions for Nigeria. I live in the capital of Abuja. I trained as an engineer originally, and I've been working with the Nigerian Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) for 13 years."
"My name is Tarik Kassa and I'm the Hub Champion for Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. I'm a lawyer and got my Masters' degree in Environment and Development Studies. I've worked in the extractives sector for over 10 years now. Since Ethiopia is undergoing a reform process the Extractives Hub's information is critical, and the Hub's free technical assistance offers access to international experts in the mining sector who can share their experiences."
"My name is Jacqueline Kabeta and I'm the Hub Champion for Zambia, based in Lusaka. I'm a media and communications expert with a Masters' degree from Rhodes University in South Africa. I have more than 12 years' experience in the extractives sector, working across the broader Southern African region. Since Zambia is Africa's largest producer of copper and cobalt, the Extractives Hub's information on financial models is very helpful - particularly for understanding the implications of various fiscal terms for extractive activities."