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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 […]

IPIS’ Annual Report 2018

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This 2018 annual report provides an overview of IPIS’ research projects, capacity enhancement and outreach activities throughout last year. IPIS consolidated its work in DRC, Central African Republic and Tanzania and deepened its expertise on mapping, data analysis and research on conflict drivers, natural resources, Business & Human Rights and arms trade. IPIS worked closely […]

Evaluer l’impact des programmes de diligence raisonnable dans l’est de la RDC

Durant la décennie précédente plusieurs programmes législatifs et de diligence raisonnable (PDR) ont été développés pour permettre de tracer l’origine des minerais et de certifier les minerais « libres de conflits ». Leur but est à la fois d’améliorer les conditions de vie des communautés minières et de réduire les violations des droits de l’homme dans des […]

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

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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 […]

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 contribute to improving transparency around follow-up and resolution of incidents in cooperation with relevant stakeholders. IPIS […]

Mapping artisanal and small-scale mining in northwest Tanzania

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IPIS has undertaken an unprecedented mobile data collection campaign, mapping 450 artisanal and small-scale mining and processing sites in northwest Tanzania. This serves to improve the evidence based on the sector, and contribute to a balanced understanding of its nature, scope and impact in Tanzania. Download the  Report Visit the  Interactive Webmap Download the  full resolution static map […]

Capacity Building for a Responsible Minerals Trade

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With the support of the Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Trade, IPIS developed and implemented a methodology aimed at assessing the responsible sourcing potential of gold mining areas in South-Kivu. IPIS conducted field missions in seven gold trading hubs and their surrounding mines in South-Kivu: Shabunda centre (Shabunda territory), Katchungu (Shabunda territory), Mapimo (Shabunda territory), […]