DRC

Armed conflict, insecurity, and mining in eastern DRC: reflections on the nexus between natural resources and armed conflict

7 décembre 2022

download the report This report offers a new framework for looking at the eastern Congo conflict, one within which new evolutions of the past twenty years find a place. Indeed, violent conflict in eastern Congo has changed dramatically in all its aspects over the past two decades. Yet too often policymakers and observers appear to assume that we are dealing with a proxy war orchestrated from the D


Analyse de la carte interactive des zones d’exploitation minière artisanale dans l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo (2022)

29 novembre 2022

télécharger le Synthèse (FR) Dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), le secteur de l’exploitation minière artisanale et à petite échelle (EMAPE) joue un rôle important dans l’économie locale. Alors que les conflits armés à grande échelle autour des richesses minières de la RDC ont considérablement diminué au cours des vingt dernières années, les acteurs armés continuent d’interfér


Is the UN overstaying its welcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

28 novembre 2022

IPIS Briefing October/November 2022 What is happening? Since July 2022 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has seen a series of protests against MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission deployed in the DRC. The protests took place in multiple cities in eastern DRC, which has recently seen an increase in armed group activity. The protestors voiced their anger towards the UN for being unable to prote


Eaux troubles au Kasaï. Pollution par l’industrie diamantaire angolaise et négligence coupable du gouvernement congolais

5 septembre 2022

IPIS Briefing – Août 2022 Ce briefing est également disponible en anglais. Environ un an après que la nouvelle soit parvenue à la presse mondiale, on n’entend presque plus parler de la catastrophe environnementale causée par la mine de diamants angolaise Catoca. Pour rappel, fin juillet 2021, les médias locaux ont fait état pour la première fois de la décoloration rouge brunâtre de l’eau sur des c


Responsible mining scorecard in eastern DRC

31 août 2022

Over  the  years,  IPIS  has  systematically  collected  mine  site  and  trade  hub  level  data  on  artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in eastern DRC. This data collection has enabled IPIS to generate a sizable database of more than 3,000 ASM sites that draws  both  on  sites  visited  by  IPIS  and  data  from  third  party  sources  including  the  Congolese  mining  cadastre and the Mini


A fault confessed is half redressed: Glencore pleads guilty

27 juin 2022

IPIS Briefing – June 2022 On the 24th May 2022, the Justice Department of the United States announced that Glencore pleaded guilty for foreign briberies and Market Manipulation Schemes in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and had accepted a USD 1.1 billion settlement. The same day, Glencore Energy UK Limited also made public that it would plead guilty in the invest


“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


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


Training and workshop on mapping artisanal mining in Eastern DRC

9 février 2018

(French version below) 2373 Mining sites visited, including 470 visits in the last thirteen months. 300 Roadblocks visited on a total of 798 mapped roadblocks. More than 18 000 km travelled by plane, bus, motorbikes and by foot… These are a few of the impressive results achieved by the twelve IPIS researchers in Eastern DRC.   Late January, a workshop held in Goma gave IPIS researchers an opportun


Missing Maps Mapathon / Wednesday, 26 October 2016

4 octobre 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


Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 29 June 2016

8 juin 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


Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 23 March 2016

17 février 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


SAESSCAM Database

Presentation of SAESSCAM database on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

26 novembre 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

12 novembre 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


Renforcement des capacités en gestion de données

24 juillet 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

1 avril 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


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