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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 […]

IPIS’ Jaarrapport 2018

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Het jaarrapport van 2018 geeft een overzicht van de IPIS’ onderzoeksprojecten, capaciteitsversterking en ‘outreach’-activiteiten van het afgelopen jaar. IPIS heeft haar werk in de DRC, Centraal Afrikaanse Republiek en Tanzania geconsolideerd en haar expertise op het gebied van mapping, data-analyse en onderzoek van conflict motieven, natuurlijke rijkdommen, bedrijven & mensenrechten en wapenhandel. IPIS heeft het […]

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 […]

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 […]