Mickaël Daudin specializes in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities, specifically in peace and conflict, conflict-free sourcing, ASM-LSM, and formalization of ASM. Mickaël oversees Pact’s work with the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI), which establishes traceability in the upstream mineral chain for 3T minerals in the Great Lakes Region of Africa and assists companies to perform due diligence in compliance with the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals and in line with OECD Due Diligence Guidance. Mickaël also oversees Pact's work on ASM formalization in the copper and cobalt supply chain in DRC, which aims to establish responsible sourcing standards for ASM in partnership with mining cooperatives, local companies, government and international businesses. As an expert in due diligence for mineral supply chains in conflict-affected and high-risk areas and in risk assessment and mitigation, Mickaël focuses on security and human rights, mining governance, private and public sector engagement and supply chain management. Mickaël also leads Pact’s engagement with the Voluntary Principles Initiative on Security and Human Rights, of which Pact is a founding member. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Battery Alliance.
Prior to Pact, Mickaël worked as an advocate to the German government for Médecins Sans Frontières on campaigns focused on promoting access to essential medicines and raising funds for MSF. A native of France, Mickaël has spent half of his life abroad, mostly in Germany. He has also lived in Peru, Canada, Poland, Austria and Taiwan. He holds a Master's of Arts in Global Studies from the Universities of Leipzig in Germany and Wroclaw in Poland.