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Feedback session: Sharing the results of the data collected in Shabunda

19 mai 2022

Since 2021, IPIS undertakes another large-scale mapping effort of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), – in partnership with USAID and the Congolese Ministry of Mines (through its technical service SAEMAPE).   The project aims to provide observers, supply chain actors and policymakers with reliable data to understand artisanal mineral


Press release: Universal basic income project expands to more regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

12 mai 2022

Eight’s basic income project, in collaboration with IPIS, the Belgian Development Cooperation, Fairphone, announces the expansion of its basic income pilot project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


CONSULTANCY: Stakeholder mapping of the Belgian peace building landscape

4 mai 2022

In the framework of their joint programme United for Peace and Sustainable Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected settings (FCAS) funded by DGD, IPIS and Search for Common Ground are looking for a policy expert (consultant) to conduct a stakeholder mapping of the Belgian peace building landscape, with a specific focus on institutional policymakers and private sector stakeholders. Application


Op-ed: Belgium’s inaction on diamond trade with Russia is not justifiable

26 avril 2022

This op-ed was published in Dutch in De Standaard on April 12, 2022 — Hans Merket The Antwerp diamond hub presents itself as the most ethical in the world. This does not sit well with turning a blind eye on the war in Ukraine. There are no arguments left to justify doing nothing about the flow of income that the Russian regime receives from the diamond trade with Belgium. Both the Antwerp diamond


A goodbye from our latest student assistants in the GIS and data Team

7 avril 2022

At the end of 2021, as part of a university course on peace research, I started diving into the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its current production of minerals. During this research I came across IPIS and its Open Data Dashboard, which impressed me a lot. When I saw that there was a student job opportunity for the GIS and data analysis team, I applied; and beginning of 202


Les temps forts de la CSC PK en 2021

12 janvier 2022

2021 a été, malgré les restrictions liées au COVID-19, une année très chargée pour la Coalition de la Société Civile du Processus de Kimberley (CSC PK). Énumérer toutes les activités entreprises par nos 13 organisations membres travaillant dans 10 pays différents nous mènerait trop loin. Nous avons donc sélectionné pour vous quelques points forts. Tout d’abord, nous avons accueilli au sein de notr


« La mine bleue », un nouveau statut pour les sites miniers qualifiés en RDC. Le résultat d’un plaidoyer réussi par le Projet Madini

23 novembre 2021

Le 12 novembre 2021, la Ministre Nationale des Mines de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Madame Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi, a signé l’arrêté ministériel instituant un nouveau statut pour la qualification/validation des sites miniers artisanaux : le Statut Bleu. La qualification et la validation des sites miniers (conformément au mécanisme de certification régional de la CIRGL) est un p


New large-scale mapping project of artisanal and small-scale mining in eastern DRC launched

10 novembre 2021

Over the next two years, IPIS – in partnership with USAID, Tetra Tech and the Congolese Ministry of Mines (SAEMAPE) – will undertake a large-scale mapping effort of artisanal and small-scale mining sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the aim to provide observers, suppliers and policymakers with reliable data to understand artisanal mineral supply chains and conflict finan


WEBINAR ALERT: Conflict diamonds are real, real talk is rare & affected communities want answers

8 octobre 2021

On 20 October 2021, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KP CSC) is convening its second webinar of 2021 in the conversation on “Conflict diamonds are real, real talk is rare”. IPIS, as part of the KP CSC, is co-hosting this 90-minute webinar. The webinar is an opportunity for the diamond and jewellery industries to continue engaging with the Coalition directly and learn more about what


OPPORTUNITY: IPIS is looking to engage a student in its GIS & data team

5 octobre 2021

IPIS is looking for a university student based in Belgium for 15 hours a week (average) during 3 months (renewable) to assist the GIS and data team with data processing, statistical analysis and development of interactive dashboards. About IPIS: The International Peace Information Service (IPIS) is an independent research institute providing tailored information, analysis and capacity enhancement


ONLINE EVENT: The European Regulation on Responsible Mineral Sourcing: what are the lessons learned so far?

14 septembre 2021

From 21 to 28 September 2021, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), Germanwatch, IPIS, Justice & Paix, the MADINI project, Ecumenical Network for Central Africa (ÖNZ) will host an online conference bringing together local and European civil society representatives, European Union (EU)’s officials and companies. This event will provide recommendations to EU decision-makers with regar


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


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