Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Contacts

Yves Bawa

country director
ybawa@pactworld.org

Noel Mondjo

program officer
nmondjo@pactworld.org

Artisanal miners: A hidden but critical force in the global economy

January 25, 2023
What comes to mind when you hear the term artisanal miner? Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about artisanal and small-scale miners, including that their work results in largely negative...

Six reasons why industry must end slavery in cobalt supply chains

October 12, 2022
In this Context article, Pact's Amayèle Dia and James McQuilken explore key reasons why it’s time for businesses to understand that it’s not just morally right to tackle modern slavery, it’s good for...

Q&A: How Pact is building sustainable energy access & productive energy use around the globe

September 27, 2022
Globally, more than 1 billion people lack access to reliable, affordable energy. This presents a significant roadblock to development. Pact is working to end energy poverty and build a future in...

Formalization of artisanal mining in DRC

September 1, 2022
In July 2022, Pact staff visited a mine in DRC to evaluate the impacts of our programming in support of the formalization of the artisanal mining sector and sanitation in the artisanal cobalt...

Artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining and the importance of formalization: An explainer with Pact’s Mickaël Daudin

July 25, 2022
A key component in electric car and other rechargeable batteries, the mineral cobalt has recently taken center stage as a commodity critical to the global energy transition. Like other minerals used...

Podcast: Artisanal miners - heroes or villains?

July 21, 2022
Are the products we consume responsible for human and environmental degradation? In this episode of The Natural Resouces Podcast, Pact's Mickaël Daudin discusses artisanal and small-scale cobalt...

Through apprenticeships, DRC youth develop new trades and leave the dangers of mining behind

July 14, 2022
For many young people, working at a mine is a sure way to earn money in mineral-rich DRC. But it is also dangerous to their health and development, not to mention illegal. Considered one of the worst...

We know it is possible: Ending child labor in mining

June 1, 2022
From Africa to Latin America, Pact has worked for more than a decade to end child labor in mining – one of the worst forms of child labor. Using systemic, evidence-based and child-centered strategies...

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