The Gemstone & Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub (GemHub) – by Patricia Syvrud

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Pat Syvrud

Pat will provide an overview and status update on the conceptual development of the Jewelry Development Impact index, a project that aims to look at the socio-economic impact the jewelry industry has on the countries in which it functions; and research results from UD’s Gemstone and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub, including the on-the-ground research that lead to the creation of a gemological took kit and the subsequent progress and training sessions in Madagascar. Pat will also show a noise abatement training video created by the University of Queensland researchers and share information about the new Minerals, Materials and Society graduate certificate program soon to be launched by UD.  DCGIA March Meeting Announcement

Elizabeth OrlandoPatricia will be joined by Elizabeth Orlando, US Department of State Foreign Service Officer in the Office of Threat Finance and Countermeasures, who serves as Special Advisor to the Jewelry Development Impact index.

We meet at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000.  Admission is free for those who have paid their 2019 meeting fees and $15.00 at the door for all others. 7:30PM to 9:00PM – Speaker meet and greet from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. FREE for members who have PAID the 2019 Annual Fee or $15 at the door for everyone else. Cask or Check preferred. 

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