Clean mining for local stabilisation and benefit: Madini project’s responsible local artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chains including blue mining and exports from DRC.
How can artisanal mining in Eastern Congo be a tool for local development and stabilisation? It is possible to apply Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance (DDG) on a selected number of artisanal mining sites and to sell clean products to the international market. One of the tools to achieve this goal is to confer blue status to a site. The system is rigorous on substance and flexible on procedure. It is monitored by locally based monitoring committees and supported by the Madini project.
Levin Sources prepared a report on multi-level entry points, from on-the-ground monitoring committees and clean supply chains to DRC national innovation and support from the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) in London onto the end-user, to make this happen.
The session will explore what needs to be done to ensure a coherent, consensus-based enabling environment for effective implementation of the OECD DDGs in DRC.
Outputs of the session will be incorporated into the Madini project* supply chain model to be implemented by locally. This is driven by multi-stakeholder security planning and monitoring, ASM supply chain improvements and ongoing advocacy activities.
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o Erik Kennes, International Alert
o Eric Kajemba, Observatoire pour la Gouvernance et la Paix, Bukavu
o Adam Rolfe, Levin Sources
o Paul Mabolia, Government of the DRC representative
o Simon Nibizi, Coordinator of ICGLR’s RINR technical unit
o Mike Loch, Responsible Trade
o Marianna Smirnova, Responsible Minerals Initiative
o Marga Veeneman, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
*The Madini project is led by International-Alert and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs