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Transparency and Formalization of Gold Supply Chains in Eastern DR Congo

Advancing incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing From January 2018 till December 2019, IPIS and its partner CEGEMI (Catholic University of Bukavu) carried out a capacity enhancement project in the gold mining sector in Eastern Congo, financed by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM). The project was composed of two complementary parts: […]

How much does a miner earn? Assessment of miner’s revenue & basic needs study in the DRC

How much does a miner earn in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Can a miner’s family cover its basic needs? In a new report, IPIS and Levin Sources compare the income of miners and their basic needs expenditures, to provide a better and nuanced understanding of why ASM communities seem to remain extremely poor […]

Cartographie des sites miniers artisanaux dans l’ouest de la Centrafrique

Le présent rapport constitue un diagnostic du secteur minier artisanal dans l’ouest de la République de Centrafrique (RCA) et présente les enjeux de l’exploitation, du commerce et de l’exportation de l’or et des diamants. D’avril à juillet 2019, l’International Peace Information Service (IPIS), en partenariat avec les autorités locales, a réalisé une cartographie des sites […]

Mapping artisanal mining sites in the Western Central African Republic

Pour accéder au rapport et à la carte en français, cliquez ici 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 […]

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 […]

Piloting a digital stakeholder engagement platform for Tanzania’s mining sector: Incident tracking & mobile surveys

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As part of a project on mining and human rights, IPIS undertook a large-scale mobile data collection exercise on operational, socio-economic and human rights aspects of artisanal and industrial mining in northwest Tanzania. Building on this baseline data gathered in the first phase of this project on the nature, scope and impact of artisanal and […]

Real Care is Rare: An on-the-ground perspective on blood diamonds and the fifth ‘C’

A new report, Real Care is Rare. An On-The-Ground Perspective on Blood Diamonds and the Fifth ‘C’, highlights the existence of modern day blood diamonds due to ongoing ties between diamonds and brutal human rights abuse (amongst other ethics issues) in certain diamond mining locales on the African continent and beyond. The report, issued by […]

“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 […]