Adwoa Boaduo is a Professionally registered Engineer, who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009 and started her career in 2010. She has since then obtained an additional industry qualification (in Rock Mechanics) from the South African Chamber of Mines; allowing her to become a specialist in the field of underground Rock Mechanics / Geotechnical Engineering. Adwoa also holds a Master’s degree in Mining Engineering (specialising in Mineral Economics). She is currently enrolled part time as a PhD student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research focuses on developing strategies to maximize the economic benefits of small-scale mining in Ghana. Adwoa is very in passionate about mineral-based economic growth and development in African countries.
Adwoa’s experience is spread across various commodities and underground mining operations. She has worked on platinum, gold, and diamond mines. She has also been involved in coal, manganese and copper mining projects. Prior to her current employment Adwoa worked the Head of Geotechnical Engineering at Cullinan Diamond mine (Pretoria South Africa). She has also worked for SRK Consulting (Johannesburg South Africa), and Anglo American. Adwoa is currently working as contractor at the Minerals Council South Africa (formerly known as the South African Chamber of Mines). Her role focuses on eliminating accidents related to rock failures in underground and surface mines. Adwoa is also the director of a Mining Engineering consulting company (AEI Consultants) based in Ghana and South Africa. Adwoa is a proud member of Women in Mining Ghana (WiM Ghana) and the Accra Mining Network