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Matthew Bliss

Matthew Bliss

Deputy Director, Programs, IGF

Matthew has 25 years of leadership experience in all aspects and phases of mine development and community engagement on six continents. He has a unique blend of experience working in senior roles in both mining companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

As Deputy Director for Programs at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), Matthew will help IGF member governments to leverage their mineral wealth for sustainable development.

Prior to joining IISD, which hosts the IGF Secretariat, Matthew worked in senior positions with the Dutch NGO Cordaid, the Canadian mining corporation Centerra Gold and Immet Mining.

He has been appointed to the boards of a number of organizations, including the International Water Association, EITI International, Better Coal and the Mining Association of Canada.

Matthew obtained a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Waterloo and a certificate in Environmental Assessment from Lakehead University. Both universities are located in Ontario, Canada.

Matthew speaks English and is based in Ottawa, Canada.

  • IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Rwanda
    IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: RwandaThis report presents the assessment results for Rwanda, with a view to helping the government target its efforts in implementing the IGF Mining Policy Framework, while informing capacity-building efforts and allowing for monitoring of progress over time.
  • 2016 IGF Annual Report
    2016 IGF Annual ReportThe achievements and objectives of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) are detailed in its first annual report.
  • IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Suriname
    IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: SurinameAn assessment of Suriname’s readiness and capacity to implement the Mining Policy Framework (MPF) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
Contact

Email: mbliss@iisd.ca

  • Education

    Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

  • Languages

    English