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IPIS Briefing March 2020

IPIS recrute deux chercheurs pour une consultance en Août 2020

Dans le cadre du projet “Améliorons la sécurité, la cohésion sociale et les droits humains dans les régions minières de l’est du Congo”, IPIS, membre du consortium formé avec International Alert et l’Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix (OGP), cherche à recruter deux consultants pour une cartographie des acteurs et une analyse des dynamiques du conflit et …

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“Civil society challenges complacency of the Kimberley Process at UN gathering in New York”

Addressing government and industry representatives in New York on March 3, at the occasion of the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the Role of Diamonds in Fueling Conflict, the Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition (CSC) questioned the often-hailed contribution of the KP to preventing conflict and promoting development. A conflict …

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IPIS is recruiting a researcher

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 Mapping. IPIS is recruiting …

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Conflict diamond certification scheme unable and unwilling to reform

“Conflict diamond certification scheme unable and unwilling to reform” Today, another three-year reform cycle of the Kimberley Process came to an end without meaningful change. Participating states could only find consensus on insignificant changes to the scope and governance of the scheme. They once again failed to effectively protect communities in diamond mining areas from …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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“All eyes on the Kimberley Process for desperately needed reform on conflict diamonds”

Civil society calls on Participants to take their responsibility in preventing diamond-related conflict This week saw the end of the 2019 intersessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) chaired by India. The week-long conference was the scene of discussions among delegates on the possibility of expanding the Kimberley Process’ scope to ensure that the scheme …

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Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses

Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses  “Kimberley Process reform failure hurts us all”, say civil society and African communities As India prepares to host the last intersessional of the Kimberley Process (KP) reform cycle in Mumbai (17-21 June), the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) …

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Artisanal and small-scale mining Incident Tracker in eastern DRC

Since the end of 2018 witnesses and victims of incidents and accidents related to artisanal small-scale production, transport and trading of minerals in the provinces of South-Kivu and Ituri can be reported. IPIS, in collaboration with the Bukavu based Expertise Centre on Mining Governance (CEGEMI) and Ulula,has developed a new, anonymous reporting system. View the ASM …

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

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 …

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UN must help Kimberley Process to live up to its conflict prevention mandate

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KP CSC) participated in a panel discussion entitled “From blood diamonds to peace diamonds: conflict prevention through the Kimberley Process” on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday 28th February 2019. The KP CSC urged the UN to engage more in the Kimberley Process and secure oversight …

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KP Civil Society disappointed by resistance to reform in the Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition (CSC) pushed hard for reform in the 2018 KP Brussels Plenary, with very concrete proposals, amongst others on changing the definition of conflict diamonds beyond the limited and outdated scope of rough diamonds financing rebel movements. The CSC, together with industry (World Diamond Council) and Canada made a …

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Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition calls on all Members to deliver on improving global diamond governance

Reform is high on the agenda of this year’s Kimberley Process Plenary under EU Chairmanship. The Kimberley Process – once a pioneering tripartite effort to stop diamonds from financing rebel groups – is struggling to provide an adequate answer to numerous human rights challenges associated with the diamond sector today. Aware of these enormous challenges, …

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22 November – IPIS panel discussion on the Central African Republic

Central African Republic: A Conflict Mapping IPIS kindly invites you to a panel discussion on the conflict in the Central African Republic on Thursday November 22, 4:30pm at the Jacqmotte Conference Center, Hoogstraat/Rue Haute 139 in Brussels. Please register at events@ipisresearch.be     Programme 4:30 –  Welcome Honorary Ambassador Johan Swinnen, Chair IPIS 4:40 – …

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Kimberley Process intersessional meeting: civil society coalition calls for meaningful reform on definition of conflict diamonds

At the Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting, held in Antwerp from 18-22 June, the KP civil society coalition (KP CSC) called for meaningful reforms, on the scope of the definition of conflict diamonds, on the KP’s governance structures, and on internal controls on governments to ensure a clean, conflict-free and legal diamond supply chains. The KP CSC …

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Voting D4D is open! Vote for “Watching over the Okapis”

Would you like to encourage participatory science to map vulnerable areas? Support IPIS by voting for our  Okapi Wildlife Reserve map in the D4D prize 2018  Vote now IPIS has submitted its “Okapi Wildlife Reserve” map to the 2018 Digital 4 Development- Prize initiative of the Belgian Development Cooperation and the Royal Museum for Central …

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IPIS lance une mise à jour majeure de sa carte interactive en RDC

Version française IPIS lance une mise à jour majeure de sa carte interactive en RDC, qui affiche des données sur plus de 2400 sites miniers artisanaux et plus de 800 barrages routiers dans l’est du pays. Depuis décembre 2016, les équipes d’IPIS ont visité plus de 500 mines artisanales dans la région, collectionnant des données …

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New data on mining sites and roadblocks on IPIS’ upgraded DRC interactive web map

IPIS launches a major update of it’s DRC webmap displaying data on more than 2400 artisanal mining sites in eastern DRC and more than 800 roadblocks. Since December 2016, IPIS teams have visited more than 500 artisanal mines in eastern DRC, gathering data that has been added to IPIS’ interactive webmap. IPIS also integrated other …

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