Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Contacts

Yves Bawa

country director
ybawa@pactworld.org

Noel Mondjo

program officer
nondjo@pactworld.org

EGC releases Responsible Sourcing Standard for artisanal cobalt from DRC

March 31, 2021
Today, following extensive collaboration between Technical Committee members, EGC, Trafigura and Pact, with support from external experts, EGC released its ‘EGC Responsible Sourcing Standard’ (“the...

Workshop on Combating Modern Slavery in DRC Mineral Supply Chains

March 18, 2021
This week, Pact, in partnership with the British Embassy in DRC and DRC's Ministry of Mines, held a national workshop on ‘Modern Slavery in DRC-UK Mineral Supply Chains: Effecting Change’.

How green are electric vehicles?

March 4, 2021
This New York Times article explores the environmental impacts of electric vehicles, including the cobalt they require, most of which comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact's Mickaël...
An artisanal miner at work in DRC. (Credit: Pact)

Pact, AOC and Philips Monitors partner to improve responsible sourcing of minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

December 16, 2020
International nonprofit organization Pact, AOC International (Europe) B.V. and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (Philips Monitors), leaders in the global monitor market, announce a new...
An artisanal miner in DRC.

Entreprise Générale du Cobalt enters into a trading agreement with Trafigura with the aim to transform the artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 23, 2020
Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (“EGC”) has today announced the signing of a trading agreement with Trafigura Pte Ltd (“Trafigura”).
Sewing apprentices take part in a Pact program that is reducing child labor in mining in DRC by helping older children find alternative means of income. (Photo: Pact)

Combating modern slavery in artisanal cobalt mining is vital to achieving the Paris Agreement targets

October 19, 2020
Coinciding with Anti-Slavery Day on October 18, last week the UK’s Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released its review of UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery in developing countries...
Artisanal miners at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: Pact)

Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC

October 12, 2020
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or...

ITSCI: A decade of success

September 1, 2020
Pact is proud to be the lead on-the-ground implementer of the ITSCI system. This article was originally published in the July 2020 issue of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center Bulletin,...
Sewing apprentices cut fabric to make Covid-19 face masks. (Photo: Pact)

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, meet three young people leaving child mining behind

August 10, 2020
Child labor in mining has long been categorized as one of the worst forms of child labor by the International Labour Organization. It is arduous work that exposes children to significant health and...

Update on Mutoshi Pilot Project

June 22, 2020
In response to the threat of Covid-19 and with a view to safeguarding the health of workers onsite and their surrounding communities, operations at the Mutoshi Pilot Project were suspended in March...

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