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Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: Congo’s conflict mines

Tin, tantalum and gold from the Congo have often been linked to insecurity and armed group activity in the country.

Over the last years, IPIS has extensively analysed the role of conflict minerals in the DR Congo, and its field teams have visited more than 2.000 mining sites in the eastern part of the country.

The IPIS researchers will present an analysis and web-map of the data that they have gathered over the last years with regards to the security situation in mining areas in the eastern Congo.

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Introduction

Carla Montesi
Director, DEVCO E
Development Coordination West and Central Africa

Presentation

Lotte Hoex
Researcher, IPIS

Yannick Weyns
Analyst/Researcher Conflict Mapping, IPIS

Date

Thursday, March 10 2016

12:30 to 14:00pm

Venue

Rue de la Loi 43-45, ground floor, Brussels

More info: European Commission – International Cooperation and Development