Eric Bisil

Senior researcher (law economies and justice), Natural Resources research group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French

Eric’s skills cover strategic planning, project management and action research. He has 13 years of experience in natural resource governance and the extractive sector. He has deep sectoral knowledge of gold and cobalt mining and global value chains.

Eric has worked in West and Central Africa and Madagascar, as well as being very well connected to a strong network of civil society organisations working on natural resource governance issues.


Mining governance; civil society organisations; strategic planning; project management.

Before IIED

  • Central Africa regional coordinator, Publish What You Pay International Secretariat
  • Guinea programme officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Deputy coordinator, LandCam project, Center For Environment and Development
  • Freelance consultant (for SwissAid Mali, UNPD Cameroon etc)


Eric is an environmentalist by training and he also holds numerous certificates:

  • DESS in environmental science, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
  • Reversing the resource curse: theory and practice, Central European University
  • Natural resources for sustainable development, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Current work

Eric is currently working with IIED on the following projects:

  • Advancing Land Based Investment Governance (ALIGN)
  • Better Value for Gold
  • Supporting CSOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo