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SAESSCAM database on artisanal and small-scale mining

November 15, 2016

As part of a project to support good governance in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IPIS has delivered a functional web application and database for SAESSCAM agents to record production data from artisanal mining sites as well as a publicly accessible interactive webmap. IPIS is engaged in a PROMINES project, in partnership with Pact and Estell


Forum on Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency (30 Nov – 2 Dec 2016)

November 15, 2016

Business Intelligence Services (BIS group) announces the Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency Forum taking place on 30thNovember – 2nd December 2016, in Berlin, Germany. The meeting will focus on the industry and supplier engagement to eliminate conflict minerals, concepts and practice of collaboration among and across industries, methods for risk mapping for affected compone


Presentation of Gephi, an open source network visualisation tool

November 14, 2016

During the GeONG 2016 conference organised by CartONG in Chambery from 17th to 19th October, IPIS researcher AlexandreJaillon animated a workshop on Gephi, an open-source network visualisation tool, used by IPIS to display power relationships between key stakeholders in Eastern DRC. IPIS uses Gephi, an interactive network visualisation tool, to map and visualize power dynamics in and post-conflict


A fresh look at IPIS data during the DataMinds Analytic-A-Thon

October 28, 2016

IPIS was one of the NGO’s participating in the first Belgian DataMinds Analytic-A-Thon in the weekend of 22 October. The Analytic-A-Thon is a new event format organised by Cognizant, an international consulting firm, that brings together its employees and local NGO’s. About 25 young and bright consultants, equipped with specialised tools for data visualisation (including Tableau and Qlik) dedicate


Missing Maps Mapathon / Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October 4, 2016

IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise another Missing Maps MAPATHON on Wednesday October 26, at the IPIS library! IPIS Research and Openstreetmap Belgium invite you to come map for the Missing Maps project with us. By doing so, you will learn how to create the open maps that make the work of NGOs like Doctors Without Borders or IPIS Research easier. After the ev


Design of the ICGLR regional database on mineral flows

September 6, 2016

The Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), with the financial support of Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), has commissioned a consultancy to design the architecture of the ICGLR Regional Database on mineral flows, one of the six tools of the Regional Initiative on Natural Resources (Lusaka declaration). Estelle Levin Ltd. (ELL) and the International


Bonne gouvernance des ressources naturelles: IPIS / DPDDA Atelier pour la société civile, Bangui

July 18, 2016

Du 29 juin au 1er juillet 2016 IPIS a animé un atelier pour 25 organisations locales de la société civile à Bangui (République centrafricaine). (English below) La formation a été co-organisée avec le projet de l’USAID, Droit de propriété et Développement du diamant artisanal (DPDDA II). Les objectifs de cet atelier étaient de sensibiliser et d’améliorer la connaissance de la bonne gouvernance dans


Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 29 June 2016

June 8, 2016

IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise another Missing Maps MAPATHON on Wednesday, June 29, at the IPIS library! IPIS Research and Openstreetmap Belgium invite you to come map for the Missing Maps project with us. By doing so, you will learn how to create the open maps that make the work of NGOs like Doctors Without Borders or IPIS Research easier. After the event, you wil


Workshop on Corporate Accountability in Tanzania

May 27, 2016

From 23 to 27 May 2016, two IPIS researchers were in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to organise and facilitate a workshop on engaging corporate accountability for human right impacts of extractive companies. Participants consisted of very engaged civil society representatives from all over the country that work specifically on these issues, namely HakiMadini, CESOPE, FAWOPA, Tanzanian Human Right Defende


OECD Forum on Responsible Minerals

May 18, 2016

Last week, three of our researchers were in Paris to represent IPIS at the 10th ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. IPIS presented its three year project of mapping artisanal mining sites in Eastern DRC, a joint OECD-IPIS report on Congo mineral supply chains as well as our latest report on the Tourmaline exploitation sector in South-Kivu. IPIS researchers also participat


Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: Congo’s conflict mines

March 8, 2016

Tin, tantalum and gold from the Congo have often been linked to insecurity and armed group activity in the country. Over the last years, IPIS has extensively analysed the role of conflict minerals in the DR Congo, and its field teams have visited more than 2.000 mining sites in the eastern part of the country. The IPIS researchers will present an analysis and web-map of the data that they have gat


Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 23 March 2016

February 17, 2016

IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise the mapping event ‘Missing Maps mapathon’ on Wednesday March 23 at the IPIS library! IPIS Research and Openstreetmap Belgium invite you to come map for the Missing Maps project with us. Doing so, you will learn how to create the open maps that make the work of NGOs like Doctors Without Borders or IPIS Research easier. After the event, you


Artisanal Mining Sites in Eastern DRC – Photo Competition

January 27, 2016

Nine field teams in Eastern DR Congo have visited nearly 1,000 artisanal mining sites in 2015 and made pictures of each of the visited mines. These photos were selected as the best by the IPIS team in Antwerp and the Cadastre Minier in Kinshasa.         


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Presentation of SAESSCAM database on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

November 26, 2015

From November 17 to 19, IPIS presented its work during a multi stakeholder meeting in Kinshasa as part of a project to support artisanal and small scale mining in DRC. In partnership with Pact and Estelle Levin LTD, IPIS has provided capacity reinforcement for the Service d’Assistance et d’Encadrement du Small Scale Mining (SAESSCAM), a governmental agency. IPIS focused on reviewing existing data


COMING SOON! Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 9 December 2015

November 12, 2015

IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise the mapping event ‘Missing Maps mapathon’ on Wednesday December 9th at the IPIS library! The Missing Maps project is an open collaboration between the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Doctors without Borders UK, and the British and American Red Cross. The goal of the project is to map the areas of the world that are the most sensitive to


IPIS is recruiting a researcher

August 4, 2015

IPIS is recruiting a researcher, starting as soon as possible This is a 90% FTE permanent contract. The recruitment will also serve to establish a small recruitment base for additional hirings for long and short term contracts. Therefore, eligible candidates are highly encouraged to participate. Job description: Based in the IPIS office in Antwerp, you will carry out research projects and capacity


Renforcement des capacités en gestion de données

July 24, 2015

English version below.          Du 19 au 23 juillet 2015, l’Equipe d’IPIS a organisé une formation à Kinshasa destinée aux agents de la Division des Mines, du Cadastre Minier et du Service d’accompagnement et d’encadrement du Small-scale mining (SAESSCAM). Cette formation de quatre jours a permis de renforcer les capacités des membres de ces organisations gouvernementales notamment dans les d


Exploitations artisanales et à petite échelle en RD Congo

April 1, 2015

Launching ceremony of the artisanal and small scale mining project with Pact, ELL and IPIS in Kinshasa. Picture by Pact. – English below – Du 23 au 26 février, IPIS a participé au séminaire de lancement d’un nouveau projet “d’Elaboration d’un document stratégique sur les exploitations artisanales et à petite échelle”. En partenariat avec Pact et Estelle Levin LTD, IPIS travaille au renforcement de


Op 17 november 2014 organiseert IPIS een voorstelling van de documentaire Virunga, in Filmhuis Klappei in Antwerpen.

November 1, 2014

Virunga is een nationaal park in het oosten van de Democratische Republiek Congo. Doordat het park tegen de grens van Uganda en Rwanda ligt moeten de Afrikaanse parkwachters een grote strijd voeren. De bijna uitgestorven berggorilla’s worden namelijk bedreigd door stropers, milities en de oprukkende olie industrie. De afgelopen maanden is Virunga al op diverse filmfestivals vertoond en sleepte vij


IPIS Launches our Business and Human Rights Learning Programme in Tanzania

October 29, 2014

  IPIS always endeavours to conduct research in collaboration with local partners. For example, our four paper series on the role of the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (UNGPs) in Uganda’s oil sector has been a collaborative effort between IPIS and ActionAid Uganda. Recently, IPIS’ funders – the Belgian Development Cooperation – decided to fund a pilot learning


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