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Data sharing on the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in Tanzania

Tanzania, May 2019               Since January 2017, IPIS has been working on a project to map the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in northwest Tanzania. This project is supported by the Belgian development cooperation under a programme on human rights and digitisation. By using mobile technologies such as mobile data collection, GIS mapping, […]

New project of mapping artisanal and small-scale mining sites in the Central African Republic

Following a successful training in Bangui with members from civil society organizations and field officers from the Kimberley Process focal point at the Ministry of mines and geology of the Central African Republic (CAR), IPIS will start field based research to map artisanal and small-scale gold and diamond mining sites in Western CAR. This study […]

Multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania identifies ‘land rights and environment’ as priority topic

Dodoma, 21 March 2019.       Over 60 key stakeholders from civil society, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Royal Village Hotel, Dodoma for the first annual multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights. This event was organized by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), […]

UN must help Kimberley Process to live up to its conflict prevention mandate

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KP CSC) participated in a panel discussion entitled “From blood diamonds to peace diamonds: conflict prevention through the Kimberley Process” on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday 28th February 2019. The KP CSC urged the UN to engage more in the Kimberley Process and secure oversight […]

Kufatilia : un nouveau système de Suivi des Incidents de l’Or (SIOr)

English below « Aujourd’hui un éboulement a fait un mort dans un site minier artisanal près de Numbi. » Voici le type d’information que reçoivent régulièrement par SMS les organisations de la société civile congolaise qui luttent chaque jour pour améliorer les conditions de vie des artisans miniers dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Depuis […]

KP Civil Society disappointed by resistance to reform in the Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition (CSC) pushed hard for reform in the 2018 KP Brussels Plenary, with very concrete proposals, amongst others on changing the definition of conflict diamonds beyond the limited and outdated scope of rough diamonds financing rebel movements. The CSC, together with industry (World Diamond Council) and Canada made a […]