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The Natural Resources research programme brings in-depth research on the exploitation of natural resources and puts into perspective issues such as the redistribution of rents, poor governance and corruption, and the financing of conflicts.

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IPIS is recruiting a logistics & partners support officer, starting in September

IPIS IS RECRUITING A LOGISTICS & PARTNERS SUPPORT OFFICER, STARTING IN SEPTEMBER This is an 80% FTE permanent contract. Job description: Based in the IPIS office in Antwerp, you will give logistic support to the research team, and support the activities of local partners and colleagues. Position in the organisation: This is an administrative post for an […]

IPIS is recruiting a GIS/data officer, starting September 2nd

This is a 90% FTE permanent contract of unlimited duration. Job description: Based in the IPIS office in Antwerp, you will support the research projects at IPIS by streamlining the information flows and managing the IPIS database. You will also perform on-demand statistical and geospatial analysis, participate in research through quantitative reporting and create printed and […]

Mapping ASM sites in the Central African Republic: An update from our field teams

Since February 2019, IPIS is partnering with the Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges of establishing responsible gold supply chains in the Central African Republic (CAR). As part of this project, IPIS is supporting the Ministry […]

“ Tous les regards sur le Processus de Kimberley pour une réforme absolument nécessaire sur les diamants de conflit “

La société civile appelle les Participants à prendre leurs responsabilités dans la lutte contre les diamants de sang. La réunion d’intersession du processus de Kimberley (PK) de 2019, présidée par l’Inde, a pris fin cette semaine. Pendant une semaine, les délégués ont discuté de la possibilité d’étendre le champ d’action du PK pour s’assurer qu’il […]

“All eyes on the Kimberley Process for desperately needed reform on conflict diamonds”

Civil society calls on Participants to take their responsibility in preventing diamond-related conflict This week saw the end of the 2019 intersessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) chaired by India. The week-long conference was the scene of discussions among delegates on the possibility of expanding the Kimberley Process’ scope to ensure that the scheme […]

Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses

Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses  “Kimberley Process reform failure hurts us all”, say civil society and African communities As India prepares to host the last intersessional of the Kimberley Process (KP) reform cycle in Mumbai (17-21 June), the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) […]

Le Processus de Kimberley doit faire progresser les discussions sur les violences entourant la production de diamants, ou il devra faire face à des pertes de revenus et de crédibilité

” Un échec du Processus de Kimberley nous affecterait tous”, préviennent la société civile et les communautés africaines  Alors que l’Inde se prépare à accueillir la dernière intersession du cycle de réforme du Processus de Kimberley à Mumbai (17-21 juin), la Coalition de la Société Civile du Processus de Kimberley (CSCPK) exhorte les Etats à […]

Plateforme de suivi des incidents issus de l’artisanat minier dans l’est de la RDC.

Depuis fin 2018, témoins et victimes peuvent rapporter les incidents et accidents en lien avec la production, le transport et le commerce de minéraux issus de l’artisanat minier ayant lieu dans les provinces du Sud-Kivu et d’Ituri, dans l’est de la RDC. En collaboration avec Ulula et le Centre d’Expertise en Gestion Minière (CEGEMI) basé […]

Artisanal and small-scale mining Incident Tracker in eastern DRC

Since the end of 2018 witnesses and victims of incidents and accidents related to artisanal small-scale production, transport and trading of minerals in the provinces of South-Kivu and Ituri can be reported. IPIS, in collaboration with the Bukavu based Expertise Centre on Mining Governance (CEGEMI) and Ulula,has developed a new, anonymous reporting system. View the ASM […]

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