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Yannick Weyns

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YWeynsYannick Weyns has since two years been coordinating IPIS’s project funded by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank to map and assess the control of the armed forces and armed groups over mineral production and trade in eastern DR Congo. Other assignments have taken him to Sudan, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, where he analysed the strategies and motivations of armed groups. Apart from his work at IPIS, he is a supernumerary academic staff member at the University of Antwerp, where he is involved in research and teaching activities on human rights and children’s rights. Before starting at IPIS, he worked as a human rights officer at the UN Stabilization Mission in DR Congo. Yannick holds master degrees in law, international relations and diplomacy, and social and cultural anthropology.

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