The Mutoshi Pilot Project

This report, commissioned by the Trafigura Group, summarizes an analysis of the local economic impacts of a responsible sourcing partnership between the Trafigura Group (a commodities trading and logistics company), Chemaf (a mining company), COMIAKOL (a cooperative for artisanal and small-scale mining), and Pact (an international NGO) at the Mutsoshi mine in Kolwezi, DRC. The main objective of the partnership has been to ensure the safe and secure delivery of cobalt to the market by working with artisanal miners (AMs) within the Mutoshi concession. A pilot project was initiated in January 2018 and is ongoing.

Additional Info

S Johansson de Silva, T Strauss, N Morisho
Publication Year
Associated Partners
Pact, Kumi Consulting, DRC Government, Trafigura
English, French
Publishing Institution Webpage
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Primary - OBSERVATION, Primary - SURVEY
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Economic, Income, Market Linkages, Social, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods
Sub-Saharan Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
February 10, 2020