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Networks and platforms

Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition  (KP CSC)

IPIS is a member of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KP CSC).

The KP CSC has observer status in the KP as one of its three pillars next to governments and industry. Representing communities affected by diamond mining, the KP CSC advocates for durable peace, sustainable development, and the fulfillment of human rights in the African diamond sector.

European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM)

A multi-stakeholder partnership with industry, governments, and civil society, the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) seeks to increase the demand for responsibly sourced 3TG minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk countries, while improving socio-economic conditions for mining communities, especially in the artisanal sector. As a founding member, IPIS acts as a focal point for non-EPRM civil society organizations.


Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA)


The PPA is a multi-sector initiative that promotes the responsible sourcing of minerals in the African Great Lakes Region. A civil society member of the PPA, IPIS shares its grassroots-level expertise on the impacts of responsible sourcing initiatives.

Réseau Belge des Ressources Naturelles (RBRN-BNNR)

The BNNR is a platform for Belgian civil society organizations that promote better governance of natural resources in the Global South. Our BNNR membership enables us to share our on-the-ground expertise on the African diamond and 3TG sectors with our Belgian peers.


European Network for Central Africa (EurAc)

Bringing together civil society organizations in the EU, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) advocates for European policies that contribute to a better future in the African Great Lakes Region. A long-standing member, IPIS joins EurAc’s efforts to promote peace, development, and human rights in the region.

The Flemish Peace Institute is a peace research institute within the Flemish Parliament. IPIS holds the vice-chairmanship of the FPI’s board of directors, which also entails representation in the FPI’s scientific council.

Working Group on Corporate Accountability (WGCA)

Bringing together Belgian trade unions, NGOs, and other civil society organizations, the WGCA advocates for legislation on human rights and environmental due diligence in the value chain of Belgian and European companies. Through our membership in the WGCA, we support its campaigning efforts by sharing our expertise in human rights due diligence regarding African mineral supply chains.

Advisory Council for Development Cooperation Antwerp

Antwerp’s advisory council for development cooperation brings together the city’s civil society organizations to improve its policies toward the Global South. IPIS holds the vice-chairmanship of the council’s executive board.

United Nations Association Flanders Belgium

IPIS is a member of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, which promotes UN values and international cooperation, and monitors Belgium’s UN-related policies.