Kufatilia is a component of the project Monitoring gold in DR Congo: ground-based incident reporting in eastern DR Congo that took place between 2018 and 2019 with the support of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM). IPIS implemented a project to facilitate reporting and monitoring of incidents linked to the production, transport and selling of minerals in South-Kivu, North-Kivu and Ituri. IPIS is now pursuing and expending Kufatilia with new partner organisations.
The incidents can be reported by anyone through a simple, free and anonymous SMS platform that generates automatic questionnaires when triggered with the word “Kufatilia”. Participating Civil Society Organisations have access to an incidents online database. Therefore, they can work together to validate, follow-up and evaluate the reported incidents in a transparent, independent and participatory way.
Kufatilia is now active in the cobalt-producing province of Lualaba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo
After a successful implementation in the 3TG-producing provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Ituri, and Haut-Uele, IPIS is expanding its incident reporting and monitoring system Kufatilia to the cobalt-rich province
On the occasion of the 2020 GeONG Forum, IPIS presented its project Kufatilia. In a video, IPIS explained how this phone-based participatory platform helps Congolese CSOs reporting and monitoring incidents