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Since November 2018, International Peace Information Service (IPIS) has been implementing the “Kufatilia” project which aims at strengthening transparency in the monitoring of incidents related to artisanal mining.
In addition to monitoring incidents, CRESA also provided incident reporting and mitigation at artisanal mining sites on the periphery of targeted supply chains, with the assistance of other organisations in the consortium implementing the project.
The purpose of this work is to analyse incidents in the artisanal mining supply chains of Nzibira and Luntukulu, in Walungu territory, and Luhago, in Kabare territory, South Kivu Province, eastern DRC. This analysis shows that the incidents remain closely linked to numerous weaknesses attributed to the difficulties in implementing a transparent system of mining governance.
The Center for Research and Strategic Studies in Central Africa, CRESA is a non-profit civil society organisation under Congolese law, operational in some provinces of eastern DRC, including Maniema, North and South Kivu. CRESA was created in 2006, in a context characterised, among other things, by poor governance of natural resources, political and socio-economic instability, and recurrent armed conflicts in Eastern DRC, with serious consequences throughout the Great Lakes sub-region of Africa.
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IPIS supports non-governmental organisations in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and provides the support and platform to disseminate their research results, within the framework of the project “Voix du Congo”. The opinions and facts reported in these reports do not, in any way, reflect IPIS or IPIS’ researchers’ positions but give an insight into the way Congolese civil society organisations work and analyse the problems and realities they face.
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