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Design of the ICGLR regional database on mineral flows

The Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), with the financial support of Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), has commissioned a consultancy to design the architecture of the ICGLR Regional Database on mineral flows, one of the six tools of the Regional Initiative on Natural Resources (Lusaka declaration). Estelle Levin Ltd. […]

Bonne gouvernance des ressources naturelles: IPIS / DPDDA Atelier pour la société civile, Bangui

Du 29 juin au 1er juillet 2016 IPIS a animé un atelier pour 25 organisations locales de la société civile à Bangui (République centrafricaine). (English below) La formation a été co-organisée avec le projet de l’USAID, Droit de propriété et Développement du diamant artisanal (DPDDA II). Les objectifs de cet atelier étaient de sensibiliser et d’améliorer la […]

Workshop on Corporate Accountability in Tanzania

From 23 to 27 May 2016, two IPIS researchers were in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to organise and facilitate a workshop on engaging corporate accountability for human right impacts of extractive companies. Participants consisted of very engaged civil society representatives from all over the country that work specifically on these issues, namely HakiMadini, CESOPE, FAWOPA, […]

OECD Forum on Responsible Minerals

Last week, three of our researchers were in Paris to represent IPIS at the 10th ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. IPIS presented its three year project of mapping artisanal mining sites in Eastern DRC, a joint OECD-IPIS report on Congo mineral supply chains as well as our latest report on the Tourmaline […]

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. […]

Artisanal Mining Sites in Eastern DRC – Photo Competition

Nine field teams in Eastern DR Congo have visited nearly 1,000 artisanal mining sites in 2015 and made pictures of each of the visited mines. These photos were selected as the best by the IPIS team in Antwerp and the Cadastre Minier in Kinshasa.      

A Farewell to Sergio Finardi

The 2nd of December, in Chicago – where he had lived for many years – Sergio Finardi passed away following a short illness. For over a decade he was a research partner of IPIS, commissioning and co-authoring reports on arms transfers and defence logistics. Sergio was a friend and tireless companion of many battles, he […]