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Kirsten Hund

Senior Mining Specialist
Kirsten Hund is a Senior Mining Specialist in the World Bank’s Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice in Washington DC. Her responsibilities include leading mining sector projects in Ethiopia, Armenia and Kosovo; and advising governments on effective strategies and policies for sustainable management of natural resources. She also coordinates globally-oriented policy work on integrated landscape management, land use planning, forest conservation, and climate change issues related to the mining industry.

Since joining the World Bank in 2012, Kirsten has worked on the social and environmental impacts of oil and mineral extraction in developing countries, predominantly on large- and small-scale mining, sustainable development, community engagement, and conservation.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Kirsten served as the regional advisor on extractive industries for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Central African office, based in Gabon. In this role she coordinated work on the environmental impacts of oil and mineral extraction in the region. Before joining WWF, she worked for SRK Consulting’s environmental team based in Johannesburg.
Kirsten is a Dutch national and holds an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen.
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