The Gemstones and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub
The host institution for this Hub, the University of Delaware, has an established minerals museum with a distinguished history of colored gemstone collections. The University of Lausanne and the University of Queensland both have strong relations with industry and international development donors that complement the impact of the hub across the supply chain.
The Gemstone Knowledge Hub seeks to carry out research and connect with past and existing initiatives across four major themes that have been developed through consultations with industry, academia and gem mining communities. These four themes are:
- Mining and geology of colored gemstone deposits
- Processing and manufacturing of colored gemstones
- Gender analysis of colored gemstone supply chains
- Economic Development Impact of the colored gemstone sector.