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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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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, […]

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with very concrete proposals, amongst others on changing the definition of conflict diamonds beyond the limited and outdated scope of rough diamonds financing rebel movements.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 […]

22 November – IPIS panel discussion on the Central African Republic

Central African Republic: A Conflict Mapping IPIS kindly invites you to a panel discussion on the conflict in the Central African Republic on Thursday November 22, 4:30pm at the Jacqmotte Conference Center, Hoogstraat/Rue Haute 139 in Brussels. Please register at events@ipisresearch.be     Programme 4:30 –  Welcome Honorary Ambassador Johan Swinnen, Chair IPIS 4:40 – […]

IPIS welcomes UA Summer School students for workshop on responsible sourcing using IPIS maps

On September 6th, 30 students from the  University of Antwerp ‘Mine to Finger’ Summer School on diamonds participated in a responsible sourcing workshop organised by IPIS. They explored the upstream context of the diamond supply chain in Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) using IPIS webmaps. They  engaged in a critical […]

IPIS is recruiting a partners & logistics support officer, starting as soon as possible

 This is an 80% FTE permanent contract for a duration of three years.  Job description: Based in the IPIS office in Antwerp, you will give logistic support to the team to help manage our partnerships with NGOs and governments in the Great Lakes region, and support the research activities of local partners and colleagues. Position in […]

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