My Next Question Webinar

2 Years In: An Update on the Moyo Gems Project

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My Next Question Webinar

2 Years In: An Update on the Moyo Gems ProjectRegister

TUESDAY, APR 20, 2021 2:00 PM (EASTERN)

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Join National Jeweler for an update from those who helped establish and build the Moyo Gems project to create a traceable supply chain for gemstones from women miners in Tanzania. Nearly two years into the project, they will talk about how it’s going, what they’ve learned and how it’s changing the local community, and where they want it to go from here.
Webinar Guests
Cristina Maria Villegas Director of Mines to Markets, Pact
Villegas is an expert in artisanal and small-scale mining, ethical sourcing, mineral sector governance and colored stone supply chains.
Norbert Massay Senior Program Manager, Pact Tanzania
Massay has worked for about 20 years to improve communities’ well-being, helping build Moyo Gems, its mining activities and market days.
Monica Stephenson Founder, Anza Gems and Idazzle.com
Writer and gem dealer Stephenson supports the development of mining communities in East Africa through colored stone purchasing.
Webinar Host
Brecken Branstrator Senior Editor, Gemstones, National Jeweler
Brecken is the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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