Dr Jewette Masinja is a senior lecturer at the School of Mines, University of Zambia (UNZA). He has held positions within the Zambian mining industry and government and was responsible for preparing current regulations governing environmental protection in the mining sector in Zambia. He continues to consult to the national Zambian government, and industry in both Namibia and Zambia, on environmental management policy, legislation and practice in the context of mining. With this cross-cutting experience, Dr Masinja will bring a broad range of perspectives on the pollution impacts, management and governance of mine dust to this Network. He is also in a strong position to help to expand the network, to provide student mentoring; and to participate in further collaborative funding applications and programmes.