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Karen Hayes

Cristina Villegas

senior program officer
cvillegas@pactworld.org

Responsible tin offers better business than gold

October 23, 2017
Shabunda is the second largest territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province. With a reputation for its rich mineral deposits, the area is also locally believed to possess...

Pact expands fight against worst form of child labor in Africa

October 11, 2017
This week, Pact announced new activities to combat child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through support from Google. Under the expansion, Pact will grow its work in tin...

The dark secret powering your cell phone

September 20, 2017
This post originally appeared on the World Economic Forum's website.  As I stood in New York’s Penn Station on Sunday, commuters in suits and tourists wearing I Love New York T-shirts waited for...

Major push to end the hidden human toll and pollution behind smartphone and electric car batteries

September 19, 2017
Businesses, international organizations and NGOs have joined forces to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and the environmental damage behind the booming trade in batteries for...

For women who mine gemstones in Tanzania, knowledge is economic power

April 25, 2017
Last year, as part of its Mines to Markets program, Pact launched a partnership with Gemological Institute of America to test a new rough gem guide. It's helping women miners improve their...

Pact and GIA helping artisanal women miners in Tanzania build better livelihoods

April 6, 2017
Pact and GIA (Gemological Institute of America) are giving artisanal women miners in Tanzania valuable knowledge and information that is improving their economic development opportunities. 

Photo story: Emelda

March 31, 2017
Meet a Zimbabwean gold miner where she works.
Artisanal, small-scale miner in Rwanda

Using data to tell the artisanal and small-scale mining story

January 31, 2017
This post originally appeared on the World Bank website and has been cross-posted with permission. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a critical livelihood for millions of people across...

Building bridges from mineral revenue in the DRC

September 26, 2016
Responsible mining benefits communities in ways big and small. For one town in the DRC, Bihambwe, mining revenues paid for bridges so residents could safely cross two dangerous rivers.

From poverty to empowered employer of 20

September 26, 2016
Formalized small-scale mining provides a vital livelihood for people across Africa's Great Lakes region. Noel Nshimiyimana is one of them.

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