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Mapping artisanal mining sites in the Western Central African Republic

This report presents an analysis of the artisanal mining sector in western Central African Republic (CAR) and outlines some of the challenges surrounding gold and diamond mining, trade and export. From April to July 2019, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), in partnership with national authorities, carried out a mapping of artisanal mining sites in […]

Defence-related companies in Africa

DEFENCE-RELATED COMPANIES IN AFRICA Africa’s domestic defence industry remains relatively unknown. Therefore, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and Omega Research Foundation have compiled a database of the main entities comprising this industry, including companies that manufacture, assemble or maintain: arms and ammunition; aeronautical components; vehicles; as well as importing and management companies. This data […]

Ground-Based Incident Reporting in eastern DRC

In January 2018, the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) granted IPIS funds to implement an independent, transparent and participatory platform for incident reporting and community empowerment in responsible sourcing in the eastern DRC gold sector. This platform will have to contribute in improving transparency around follow-up and resolution of incidents in cooperation with relevant […]

“Dissecting the social license to operate”: percepties van lokale gemeenschappen over industriële mijnbouw in Noordwest Tanzania

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Download het rapport in PDF (en) Open de interactieve webmapDiscussies over industriële mijnbouw draaien vaak om de bijdrage van de sector aan de verhoging van het binnenlands product. De lokale impact op de plattelandsgemeenschappen, waarin veel van deze bedrijven opereren, krijgt veel minder aandacht. Om de stem van deze gemeenschappen mee in het debat te […]

Dissecting the social license to operate: Local community perceptions of industrial mining in northwest Tanzania

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Download the full report in pdf Visit the interactive webmapDiscussions on industrial mining often revolve around the sector’s contribution to domestic revenue generation. The local impact on the rural communities wherein most of these companies operate receives much less attention. To bring the voices of these communities to the centre of the debate, IPIS conducted surveys […]

Artisanal and small-scale mining mapping in the Runde Rural District of Zimbabwe

IPIS and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) collaborated to map artisanal and small-scale mining in the Runde Rural district of Zimbabwe. Following a training on Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tools organized by IPIS in November 2018, ZELA conducted a pilot study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the area. Five groups of enumerators […]

Assessing the impact of due diligence programmes in Eastern DRC: A baseline study

Over the past decade, various legislative and due diligence programmes (DDP) have been developed to improve mining communities’ livelihoods and reduce human rights abuses in conflict affected and high- risk areas, with a special focus on the African Great Lakes region. Despite significant growth and investments in minerals certification and traceability schemes, data on the […]

Cartographie des zones minières artisanales et des chaînes d’approvisionnement en minéraux dans l’est de la RDC

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Dans son dernier rapport et sa dernière webmap, IPIS présente ses données actualisées sur l’impact des conflits armés et de l’ingérence des groupes armés dans le secteur minier artisanal dans l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo. En s’appuyant sur une vaste base de données collectées sur les dix dernières années, IPIS évalue l’impact des […]

Mapping artisanal mining areas and mineral supply chains in eastern DRC

In a new report and webmap, IPIS presents its updated data on armed conflict and armed interference in eastern DRC’s artisanal mining sector. Building on extensive data, gathered over the last ten years, IPIS assesses the impact of responsible sourcing initiatives in DRC, designed to address armed interference in mineral supply chains. The report illustrates […]