mining

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


Joint statement on conflict & due diligence legislation

14 octobre 2022

The forthcoming EU due diligence Directive is lacking in its provisions for companies that are active in conflict affected areas and should be amended to align better with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Together with 50+ signatories, IPIS calls for a heightened, conflict-sensitive due diligence process for high-risk areas that includes compliance with international humanit


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


“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


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


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


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


Launch of SAESSCAM database on artisanal and small-scale mining

3 mars 2017

On February 23rd, IPIS presented in Kinshasa the results of a two years project done in partnership with Pact and Estelle Levin Ltd to support the activities of SAESSCAM (“Service d’accompagnement et d’encadrement du Small-scale mining”), a service of Congolese Ministry of mines. During this project IPIS developed and launched SAESSCAM ASM database, a database to register production and socio-econ


SAESSCAM database on artisanal and small-scale mining

15 novembre 2016

As part of a project to support good governance in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IPIS has delivered a functional web application and database for SAESSCAM agents to record production data from artisanal mining sites as well as a publicly accessible interactive webmap. IPIS is engaged in a PROMINES project, in partnership with Pact and Estell


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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