Alex Arnall

Dr Arnall is a human geographer conducting research and teaching on climate change, human migration/mobility and rural livelihoods. He has worked as a Consultant for the international firm, Environmental Resources Management, and then as a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, leading the Institute’s work on Adaptive Social Protection. He has also carried out consultancy for a number of international NGOs and development agencies, including GIZ, Save the Children, Oxfam GB and WWF. In addition, Dr Arnall is a Board Member of the Open Access Journal ‘Development Studies Research’, as well as an Editor of the Livelihoods Restoration section of the International Network on Displacement and Resettlement (INDR) website. His most recent research has been based in central and southern Mozambique, and he also has work experience in South Africa, Angola, Uganda, Brazil, the Maldives and Russia.

Content by Alex Arnall
  • Publication - Project Report

    Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining in Mozambique: Concerns, priorities, and challenges

    This paper reflects critically on efforts to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – in Mozambique. Drawing on findings from interviews with policymakers, representatives from ASM associations and consultations with 200 individual miners, the paper captures the details of the country’s ASM...

    23 Jun 2021 | Gavin Hilson, Salvador Mondlane, Abigail Hilson, Alex Arnall, Tim Laing

  • Project

    Formalising small-scale mining in rural Mozambique: Issues, challenges and ways forward

    Over the past two decades, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – has proliferated rapidly in all corners of sub-Saharan Africa, rapidly becoming the region’s most important rural nonfarm activity.  Today, it provides a direct source of income to at least 15 million Africans. It has created millions...

    22 Mar 2019 | Alex Arnall, Gavin Hilson, Abigail Hilson, Salvador Mondlane