Based in Kisumu Kenya, Augustine primarily supports artisanal and small-scale gold miners in the improvement of their business skills to professionally run their mines. This includes providing support in building the capacities of mining organizations to improve their working conditions and offer alternatives to mercury use by the use of modern technology in gold processing.
Augustine has years of experience in social development, including working with gold mining communities on advocacy and socio-economic engagement on mining issues in Kenya. He is passionate about seeing the lives of the people in mining communities improved through their own homegrown mechanisms to resolve their challenges.
Augustine holds a Bsc in Laboratory Medicine from Kenyatta University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Kenya Institute of management.