Consultative Conference on Peace Agreements and Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The key aspect of the conflict that these initiatives have failed to resolve has been how to stop the illegal exploitation of mineral resources by the different local and external armed groups. There is good evidence that resources and civil war are causally linked in the DRC.


Women in Mining

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has endorsed various international initiatives to promote transparency, good governance, and traceability mechanisms in the exploitation of natural resources. But in all these undertakings, the number of women involved in the fight against natural resources poor governance is insignificant.


Natural Resources and Development (RENA) organisation for the Muanda community

The project seeks to organise, inform and mobilise communities that are affected by mining activities to engage mining companies and governments (local, provincial and national) to ensure that they benefit (socially and economically) from the extraction and commercialisation of resources.


Les plaidoyers de la société civile sur l'adoption de loi sur le régime général des hydrocarbures

Les organisations de la société civile congolaise viennent de formuler des amendements sur la proposition de Loi relatif au régime général des hydrocarbures. Ces amendements ont été déposés au Bureau du Président de l'Assemblée nationale, au Cabinet du Chef de l'Etat, au Ministre des Hyrocarbures. Un programme de séance de travail avec des députés nationaux est élaboré.

La société civile attend la session parlementaire de septembre 2013 pour intensifier les activités de plaidoyer au parlement


Conflict Gold to Criminal Gold

Gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer fear homicidal warlords and militias but they are still being ruthlessly exploited – by a plague of corrupt government officials, bureaucrats and security personnel, who all demand illegal taxes, fees and levies from the miners without delivering any meaningful services in return, according to a major research report released today.



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