Fitsum Weldegiorgis is a Research Analyst at CSRM with a focus on mining related socio-economic impact assessment utilising quantitative and qualitative methods. At CSRM, Fitsum has worked in areas that include social impact study of mine-closure, social monitoring of mining-induced resettlement, study of interface between community and technology, human rights impact assessment, and social impact monitoring of mining. His work involves community, industry and government engagement with fieldwork in mining regions in Australia (Century mine, North-West Queensland) and internationally (Gold Ridge mine, Solomon Islands).
Prior to joining CSRM, Fitsum worked as a project support officer for the Queensland Office for Regulatory Efficiency (QORE) and as a budget officer for the Eritrean Ministry of Finance. Fitsum has also conducted socio-economic research working for the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC). Fitsum also has international experience working with human rights affected groups in Sudan; and worked in the financial sector in South Africa. Fitsum holds a Master of International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland; a Baccalaureus Commercii Honores Degree in Money and Banking from the University of the Free State, South Africa; and a Bachelor of Economics from Asmara University, Eritrea.