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Rosanna Tufo

Rosanna Tufo

Project manager for the USAID-funded Commercially-Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) project

Rosanna joined Levin Sources one and a half years ago, and since then she has been the project manager for the USAID-funded Commercially-Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) project implemented in eastern DRC. Among many aspects, the project is also looking at ways to link the ASM gold supply chain from eastern DRC to market requirements and local and international standards/legal frameworks. Doing so entails balancing market expectations and needs in terms of due diligence and responsible sourcing and how these would ultimately benefit artisanal miners and their communities.

Rosanna has led the market analysis work to understand what would compel different markets to source responsible gold from DRC. Besides CVCFG, Rosanna is a core member of Levin Sources better business team, working on a range of projects that relate to due diligence, ASM-LSM relations, and responsible sourcing.

She has delivered an analysis of ASM supply chain risks using CRAFT as a framework of reference; supported SMEs in the jewellery sector to build their responsible business and sourcing policies in line with recognised standards and frameworks such as Fairtrade and Fairmined and the SDGs; she has supervised tin suppliers’ internal audits in line with OECD due diligence requirements and broader social risks beyond Annex II.

Prior to Levin Sources, Rosanna has worked on corporate responsibility and sustainability with a focus on business and human rights and corporate responsibility management systems. As part of her studies and previous functions, she has been exposed to several international standards in the field and she is a certified social auditor (SA 8000).

Finally, she has a genuine passion for fair trade and economies and has volunteered and engaged with few organisations in this respect over the years.