Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo


Yves Bawa

country director

Noel Mondjo

program officer

Pact awarded new funding to expand conflict mitigation work in DRC

December 9, 2021
USAID recently awarded Pact $7.495 million in new funding to launch the next phase of the Tanganyika Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation (TCMR) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....

New Pact guide helps artisanal miners understand their rights and responsibilities under Congolese law

November 11, 2021
Within the framework of its formalization and governance project funded by AOC International (Europe) B.V. and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (Philips Monitors), Pact has...

EGC establishes Local Monitoring Committee for Kasulo

October 14, 2021
Aligned with the law of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), DRC mining regulations and OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ‘
Banze Mwilambwe Kanage Ferdinand examines his crops, grown with support from the Tanganyika Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation project. Credit: TCMR

In their own words: Building peace between the Bantu and Batwa in the Democratic Republic of Congo

September 1, 2021
Two years ago, Pact launched the Tanganyika Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation (TCMR) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Funded by USAID, the project is working to build peace in the...
Eliane’s dream is to have a workshop equipped with many sewing machines that will allow her to teach sewing to other children who have left the quarries in her community. (Credit: Pact)

Pact’s Vocational Education Programme

August 12, 2021
Since 2015, Pact has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo to eliminate and address child labour in Artisanal Small-scale Mining (ASM), which is one of the worst forms of child labour. We use a...
Child labor infographic

Global approaches to tackling one of the worst forms of child labor

June 11, 2021
Child labor is an insidious problem that robs children of their childhood. For children engaged in hazardous work, it endangers their physical and mental health and...

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...