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Central African Republic – Ouham-Pende Basemap

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Each year the annual migration of transnational transhumance through the prefecture of Ouham-Pende, in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR), uproots a deep-seated mistrust between nomadic and sedentary communities. Escalating militancy and environmental pressures in the region has only amplified these issues in recent years.    These maps, created by IPIS, detail the towns, villages, roads, […]

Annual Report 2017

In its 2017 annual report, IPIS gives an overview of its research projects and activities. It covers the four research programmes that IPIS focusses on: natural resources, arms trade, conflict mapping and business and human rights.  IPIS explains among others its mapping work of artisanal mining sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  its work […]

Voix du Congo: “Etude sur l’orpaillage et l’utilisation du mercure dans l’exploitation minière artisanale en Ituri”

Une publication de la série VOIX DU CONGO Cette publication, par “L’Association des Exploitants Miniers Artisanaux pour la Pacification et Reconstruction de l’Ituri” (AEMAPRI asbl), présente une étude sur l’orpaillage et l’utilisation du mercure dans la Province de l’Ituri.  La Province de l’Ituri est une des provinces de la République Démocratique du Congo qui regorge de ressources ; notamment l’or, […]

Ground-based incident reporting in Eastern DRC

In January 2018, IPIS and its partner CEGEMI (a Bukavu-based research institute) launched a two-year project founded by EPRM to advance incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing through cooperative and CSO capacity enhancement in Eastern DR Congo gold sector. “First field visit to identify potential cooperative to be part of project activities.” Copyright: […]

Arms Trade Highlights March – April 2018

This briefing on arms trade demonstrates once again how arms or military technology and equipment are exported from European countries to countries where, arguably, they can contribute to serious human rights violations or violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Some of these transfers are challenged by civil society. On 12 April the Campaign Against Arms […]

Voix du Congo: “La fraude et la contrebande minière dans le territoire de Kalehe (Sud-Kivu). “

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Une publication de la série VOIX DU CONGOCette publication, par “Le Centre National d’appui au développement et à la participation populaire” (CENADEP asbl), présente une étude sur les circuits de la fraude et de la contrebande minière au Kalehe (Sud-Kivu) et, plus précisément, le cas de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de Numbi/Lumbishi.  Dans le territoire de Kalehe, la chaîne […]