Mapping artisanal mining areas and mineral supply chains in eastern DR Congo: Impact of armed interference & responsible sourcing

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 that responsible sourcing efforts have indeed improved the personal security of groups of artisanal miners in several provinces. However, these are relatively fragile gains and the underlying problems remain unchanged.

Additional Info

Author(s)
K Matthysen, S Spitteals, P Schouten
Publication Year
2019
Associated Partners
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
http://ipisresearch.be/
Data Source Classification
Global Report
Research Type
Primary
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Primary - OBSERVATION, Primary - SURVEY
Thematic Tags
Political, Certification, Conflict, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Formalization, Governance, Large-scale Mining, Supply Chains, Social, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Armed Conflict/Criminality, Technological, Equipment, Extraction, Legal, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights
Minerals
3T Mineral (Mixed), 3Ts, Cassiterite, Coltan, Diamond, Gold, Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
October 25, 2019