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IPIS Briefing April 2020 – Incident Reporting on Gold Supply Chains in eastern DR Congo.

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The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Mobile Phone-Based Incident Reporting – A Step Towards Cleaner Gold Supply […]

Transparency and Formalization of Gold Supply Chains in Eastern DR Congo

Advancing incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing From January 2018 till December 2019, IPIS and its partner CEGEMI (Catholic University of Bukavu) carried out a capacity enhancement project in the gold mining sector in Eastern Congo, financed by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM). The project was composed of two complementary parts: […]

How much does a miner earn? Assessment of miner’s revenue & basic needs study in the DRC

How much does a miner earn in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Can a miner’s family cover its basic needs? In a new report, IPIS and Levin Sources compare the income of miners and their basic needs expenditures, to provide a better and nuanced understanding of why ASM communities seem to remain extremely poor […]

IPIS Briefing March 2020 – Cobalt: Concerns over Child Labour in Artisanal Mining should not overshadow the corruption in Large Scale Mining

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The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Cobalt – Concerns over Child Labour in Artisanal Mining Should Not […]

IPIS Briefing February 2020 – Focus on Beni

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The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Violence in Beni. In the news: South African court refuses to […]

IPIS Briefing December 2019 – Focus on defence-related companies in Africa

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The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: defence-related companies in Africa In the news:  human rights under pressure […]

Ground-Based Incident Reporting in eastern DRC

In January 2018, the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) granted IPIS funds to implement an independent, transparent and participatory platform for incident reporting and community empowerment in responsible sourcing in the eastern DRC gold sector. This platform will have to contribute in improving transparency around follow-up and resolution of incidents in cooperation with relevant […]