I am Laura Gerritsen, Value chain program manager at Fairphone.
Next Tuesday, 13th of June, from 5pm on, you can Ask Me Anything
A little about me:
After finishing my political science, conflict and human rights master I started working in East Africa in the legal aid sector. There I traveled on and off between the Netherlands and Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, a fantastic, hectic period! As soon as I heard about Fairphone I was hooked - and joined the small team in 2013. Since then I have been doing a variety of stuff here (as a start up is always busy), but am now completely dedicated to the Value chain of Fairphone, focusing most of my time on material supply chains or mining. In practice this means I connect to a wide variety of people, internally as well as externally, including my colleagues from operations, communications and other, as well as NGOs, manufacturing partners, mine-workers - you name it! - to explore how we can make our phone fairer step-by-step.
Next Tuesday, 13 June, I will answer any questions you have to the best of my possibilities and with the help from the forum moderators who will be helping me to keep the discussion organized.
Some basic guidelines to manage expectations:
This is live, so it might take some time for us to read your question and come back. Discourse auto-refreshes the screen, so no need for reloading yourself.
Allow room for others and only ask a second question if you feel others have had their turn as well.
If you see someone else asked the same question: upvote it by clicking on the little heart!
The stuff I know most about is our value chain. But you can also ask about my personal life, sports and how I like traveling.
I am very much looking forward to do the first Fairphone Value Chain AMA ever!