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IPIS is recruiting a researcher

23 janvier 2020

International Peace Information Service (IPIS) is an independent research institute based in Antwerp (Belgium), providing governmental and non-governmental actors with information and analysis to build sustainable peace and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The research is centred around four programmes: Natural Resources, Business & Human Rights, Arms Trade & Security and Conflict Mappin


My GIS internship experience – a word of goodbye from our latest intern

19 décembre 2019

It was early September when I started my internship at IPIS, but the story started way earlier. During my Master’s degree, I came across this research centre and used part of the extensive information it provides on artisanal mining and conflict in eastern DRC. Eventually, I ended up writing my thesis based on IPIS data. It seemed then very natural to apply for an internship in IPIS GIS team in or


« L’incapacité et le refus de reformer le système de certification des diamants de conflits »

22 novembre 2019

Aujourd’hui, un autre cycle de trois années de réforme du Processus de Kimberley (PK) a pris fin sans changement significatif. Les États participants ne se sont accordés que sur des changements insignifiants relatifs au cadre et à la gouvernance du mécanisme. Une fois encore, ils ont échoué à protéger efficacement les communautés vivant dans les zones d’extraction de diamants des abus persistants.


11 December 2019 – IPIS presents « The social, economic and human rights impact of mining: the case of Tanzania »

13 novembre 2019

IPIS kindly invites you to a presentation of its work on mapping the social, economic and human rights impact of mining in Tanzania. IPIS will present the results of its wide-scale mobile data collection on artisanal and industrial mining in northwest Tanzania. This presentation will shed light on the nature, scope and impact of mining in Tanzania and, more generally, on IPIS’ approach and methodo


My GIS internship experience – A goodbye from our latest intern

25 septembre 2019

This summer I joined IPIS as a GIS intern between my first and second year of master and discovered a group of professionals whose work drive insights for decision-making and governance through research and technology. Walking into the building, I was warmly greeted by the staff and discovered the vast collection of books in the library of this research institute. The last three months were full o


IPIS welcomes University of Antwerp Summer School for workshop on artisanal diamond mining

2 septembre 2019

On August 28th, 2019, 21 students from the University of Antwerp’s ‘Mine to Finger’ Summer School on diamonds were engaged on “The use of digital maps and open data in the analysis of artisanal mining” with a case-study of the Central African Republic (CAR). The students, with diverse backgrounds, engaged in critical and nuanced discussions on artisanal diamond mining. The workshop kicked-off with


Launch of the second “Voices from Tanzania” series: Business and Human Rights studies with a focus on land rights and environment

31 juillet 2019

In 2019, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the Tanzanian Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) will collaborate again with Tanzanian civil society organisations in its partner series “Voices from Tanzania”. In its the first volume , the “Voices from Tanzania” publication covered a diverse range of human rights topics


Mapping ASM sites in the Central African Republic: An update from our field teams

2 juillet 2019

Since February 2019, IPIS is partnering with the Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges of establishing responsible gold supply chains in the Central African Republic (CAR). As part of this project, IPIS is supporting the Ministry of Mines in mapping a


« Tous les yeux tournés vers le processus Kimberley, désespérément à la recherche d’une réforme »

24 juin 2019

24 juin 2019 La société civile demande aux participants de prendre leur responsabilité dans la prévention des conflits liés aux diamants. Cette semaine a été marquée par la fin de la réunion intersessionelle du Processus de Kimberley de 2019, présidée par l’Inde. Cette conférence d’une semaine a été le théâtre de discussions entre les délégués sur la possibilité d’étendre le champ d’application du


Le Processus de Kimberley doit progresser dans la négociation de la réforme sur les violences liées aux diamants ou risque des pertes de revenus et de crédibilité

19 juin 2019

14 juin 2019 Alors que l’Inde se prépare à accueillir à Mumbai (17 au 21 juin), la dernière réunion intersessionnelle du cycle de réforme du Processus de Kimberley (PK), la Coalition de la Société civile du PK (CSC PK) exhorte les États à faire progresser les discussions et à mandater le PK du traitement de la problématique des diamants du sang. La coalition avertit qu’en alimentant les préoccupat


Plateforme de suivi des incidents issus de l’artisanat minier dans l’est de la RDC.

13 juin 2019

Depuis fin 2018, témoins et victimes peuvent rapporter les incidents et accidents en lien avec la production, le transport et le commerce de minéraux issus de l’artisanat minier ayant lieu dans les provinces du Sud-Kivu et d’Ituri, dans l’est de la RDC. En collaboration avec Ulula et le Centre d’Expertise en Gestion Minière (CEGEMI) basé à Bukavu, IPIS a développé un nouveau système anonyme de sig


Working on conflict mapping through GIS – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

29 mai 2019

I arrived at IPIS in January of this year with the purpose to further improve my GIS skills and work on the topic of conflict mapping. Entering the IPIS premises and meeting the staff, my first impression of IPIS was that of a friendly and professional organization. They are lucky enough to be housed in an old monastery which seems like a small oasis in the middle of the loud and crowded city. Tha


Data sharing on the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in Tanzania

15 mai 2019

Tanzania, May 2019   Since January 2017, IPIS has been working on a project to map the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in northwest Tanzania. This project is supported by the Belgian development cooperation under a programme on human rights and digitisation. By using mobile technologies such as mobile data collection, GIS mapping, mobile incident reporting and phone surveys throug


Pastoralism in the Central African Republic conflict: new IPIS research launched

10 mai 2019

With thorough conflict mapping and analysis of the drivers and actors of conflict in the Central African Republic, IPIS has contributed to a better understanding of the Central African Republic conflict. In 2019, IPIS will be focussing on one particular activity that generates conflict on the one hand, but is fundamental for strengthening peace on the other: Pastoralism.  This research will t


New project of mapping artisanal and small-scale mining sites in the Central African Republic

2 mai 2019

Following a successful training in Bangui with members from civil society organizations and field officers from the Kimberley Process focal point at the Ministry of mines and geology of the Central African Republic (CAR), IPIS will start field based research to map artisanal and small-scale gold and diamond mining sites in Western CAR. This study will focus on quantitative research through Mobile


Multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania identifies ‘land rights and environment’ as priority topic

17 avril 2019

Dodoma, 21 March 2019.       Over 60 key stakeholders from civil society, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Royal Village Hotel, Dodoma for the first annual multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights. This event was organized by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), Business and Human Rights Tanzania


Les Nations Unies doivent aider le Processus Kimberley à être à la hauteur de son mandat de prévention des conflits

1 mars 2019

1er mars 2019 La Coalition de la société civile du Processus de Kimberley (CSC PK) a participé, en marge de l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies le Jeudi 28 février 2019, à un panel de discussion intitulé « Des diamants du sang aux diamants de la paix : la prévention des conflits via le Processus de Kimberley ». La CSC PK a exhorté l’ONU à s’engager davantage dans le Processus de


My experience as a GIS Intern with IPIS – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

14 février 2019

In November of 2018, I left my job and country to move across the ocean for a GIS internship with The International Peace Information Service (IPIS). As I boarded my plane, I was full of anxious anticipation at what would await me in Antwerp, Belgium. I had no idea what to expect, but I was full of visions of big beautiful maps of Sub-Saharan Africa, reports documenting the realities of life as a


Kufatilia : un nouveau système de Suivi des Incidents de l’Or (SIOr)

4 décembre 2018

« Aujourd’hui un éboulement a fait un mort dans un site minier artisanal près de Numbi. » Voici le type d’information que reçoivent régulièrement par SMS les organisations de la société civile congolaise qui luttent chaque jour pour améliorer les conditions de vie des artisans miniers dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Depuis quelques semaines au Sud-Kivu et en Ituri, il est désorm


La coalition de la Société civile du PK déçue par la résistance à la réforme du Processus de Kimberley

16 novembre 2018

16 novembre 2018 La Coalition de la Société Civile du Processus de Kimberley (CSC PK) a fortement insisté  dans le sens d’une réforme lors de la session plénière 2018  du PK à Bruxelles et ce, avec des propositions très concrètes parmi lesquelles, une modification de la définition des diamants de la guerre au-delà de la portée limitée et dépassée des diamants bruts finançant les mouvements rebelle


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