Nouvelles

An updated human rights complaint system for Tanzania

20 juillet 2021

Over the past three years, IPIS has been collaborating with Tanzania’s Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) to create a new system that allows the public to lodge human rights grievances with CHRAGG. This work is part of the EU-funded project “Improving monitoring, research and dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania”. As Tanzania’s National Human Rights Institution,


Knowing your rights: awareness raising on land and environmental rights and access to justice in rural communities of Tanzania

3 mai 2021

As part of the EU-funded project “Improving monitoring, research and dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania”, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT) has been conducting public education campaigns in remote rural areas of Tanzania. This activity aimed to support individuals and communities affected by or vulnerable to corporate harm to claim their rights and access justice in order to


Kufatilia remporte le prix Stop Slavery Award 2021

8 mars 2021

Le prix Stop Slavery 2021 décerné par la Fondation Thomson Reuters a été attribué à Ulula pour le projet Kufatilia, dans la catégorie « collaboration ». Kufatilia est un système de suivi des incidents dans les mines artisanales et à petite échelle (ASM) développé par IPIS et supporté par Ulula. Il s’agit d’un outil permettant aux organisations de la société civile congolaise de signaler et de suivre


Third Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania stresses the need for awareness, stakeholder engagement and a National Action Plan

24 février 2021

On the 17th of February 2021, around 80 key stakeholders from civil society, communities, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Dar es Salaam for the third annual multi-stakeholder conference on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania. This event was organised by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governa


Workshop Tanzania

Discussing Business and Human Rights in Tanzania: stakeholder workshops

23 février 2021

On 16 February 2021, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and the Commission for Human Rights and good Goverance (CHRAGG) held a series of bilateral consultations and workshops with civil society and business stakeholders in preparation of the third annual Multi-stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania, planned on 17 F


We need to talk about diamonds

Les diamants de conflits sont réels, les vraies discussions sont rares

12 février 2021

IPIS est membre de la Coalition de la Société Civile du Processus de Kimberley qui œuvre pour l’amélioration des droits des communautés touchées par l’extraction des diamants. Une nouvelle vidéo de la Coalition souligne que les diamants de conflits ne sont pas une chose du passé. La vidéo montre aux bijoutiers les témoignages de Progress, Héritier et Ibrahim, membres de communautés du Zimbabwe, de


Belgian NBA on BHR

Stakeholder Consultation on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights

3 février 2021

On February 10, 2021, HIVA-KU Leuven, The Law and Development Research Group and IPIS will hold a stakeholder consultation on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights. Discover the programme and register here.


Agoria Academy Supply Chain Due Diligence

Agoria Academy on Supply Chain Due Diligence

1 février 2021

On the first of January 2021 the EU Regulation on Responsible Minerals entered into force. It is hence high time for businesses in Europe to prepare for the mandatory due diligence requirements of the Regulation. On 21st of January IPIS delivered a half-day training session to members of Agoria, the federation for the Belgian technology sector. This Agoria Academy on Supply Chain Due Diligence cov


EU Conflicts Minerals Regulation

The relevance of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation for 3TG producing countries

17 décembre 2020

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will come into force on January 1, 2021. From this date, European 3TG importers will need to carry out due diligence to identify, manage and report on risks in their supply chains. Concerned companies, the Member State Competent Authorities, the EU Commission and producing countries all need to make the necessary adjustments in the coming months. Civil Society O


Kufatilia

Kufatilia – Vers une chaine d’approvisonnement en or plus responsable dans l’est de la RDC

15 décembre 2020

L’or exploité de manière artisanale et à petite échelle est largement utilisé dans l’industrie électronique. Cependant, l’or est aussi le minerais de conflit prédominant dans l’est du Congo, où il est illégalement commercialisé pour financer des groupes armés. L’or artisanal est difficile à tracer, et en raison de son volume, peut facilement être exporté clandestinement. Peu de mines d’or sont off


Soutenir les coopératives minières à Beni

9 novembre 2020

La population du territoire de Beni est victime de violences mortelles depuis 2014, suite à la présence de groupes armés nationaux et étrangers tels que la rébellion des Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF) et les groupes Maï-Maï. Le projet de stabilisation « Ensemble pour Beni » vise à lutter contre l’insécurité et à promouvoir la stabilité dans le territoire grâce à diverses initiatives, dont un pil


Alistair Steward

Shining a light on IPIS data – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

6 novembre 2020

With the world going into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, late March 2020 was perhaps not the optimum time to move to a new city and begin a six-month internship. My bewilderment was quickly alleviated: IPIS staff did a great job of welcoming me on to the team and provided training on various software remotely, so I was soon up and running as a GIS intern. The internship was the concludi


GeONG Forum Kufatilia

Transparent, indépendant and participatif : Comment une plateforme peut-elle soutenir un réseau d’organisations de la Société Civile au Congo ?

3 novembre 2020

A l’occasion du Forum GeONG 2020, IPIS a présenté son projet Kufatilia lors de la session « Lighting talks ». Dans une vidéo, IPIS a expliqué comment cette plateforme participative basée sur les SMS aide les organisations de la société civile (OSC) congolaises à signaler et à suivre les incidents dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement en minerais. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KafdR0SI2dg&featur


NBA Webinar

Intermediate findings on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights.

3 novembre 2020

On October 29th, researchers from the University of Antwerp, the University of Leuven and IPIS presented their intermediate findings on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights (NBA) during a workshop of the Sustainable Development Goal Forum 2020.


Story map DRC

Story Map of ASM Sites in the DRC

6 octobre 2020

Explore IPIS’ eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) webmap with a guided narrative. In its new story map, IPIS presents data gathered on eastern DRC’s artisanal mining sector and highlights key information from its reports investigating the interactions between natural resources and conflict dynamics in the region.


Letseng Diamond Mine

Online Conference – Human Rights in the Diamond Supply Chain

6 octobre 2020

On October 7th and 8th, representatives of IPIS, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition and Human Rights Watch, will highlight the human rights violations occurring in diamond mining communities producing Kimberley Process certified diamonds and present recommendations.


Matokeo

IPIS’ project Matokeo among the winners of the ASM Grand Challenge

2 octobre 2020

On October 1st, IPIS and its partner Ulula were awarded a $118,000 price for their project « Matokeo » during the ASM Grand Challenge Award Ceremony.


ICGLR Database

IPIS’ successful handover of the Regional Mineral Database to ICGLR

29 septembre 2020

IPIS finalised the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Regional Database on Mineral Flow and successfully handed it over to the organisation. Once operational, this web-based database will be gathering and updating data on mine sites, chain of custody, and exporters.


BNNR Training

IPIS on BNNR’s Training Day: “Natural Resources: Stakes, Consequences, Alternatives”

18 septembre 2020

On Saturday, October 3rd 2020, the Belgian Natural Resources Network (BNNR) will welcome you for a day of training on the stakes of natural resources, the consequences of their exploitation and the alternatives to be built.


Kufatilia leaflet FR 1

Brochure Kufatilia

17 septembre 2020

IPIS supports an independent, transparent and participatory platform for incident reporting and community empowerment in responsible sourcing in the eastern DRC artisanal mining sector. Discover what Kufatilia is all about.


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