Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Contacts

Yves Bawa

country director
ybawa@pactworld.org

Noel Mondjo

program officer
nondjo@pactworld.org

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...

Photo story: Stitching a brighter future

June 12, 2020
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pact and its partners are finding sustainable solutions to stop child labor in mining, including for Laetitia Kawanga.
A qualification and validation team visits a mine site in the Mapimo area.

SMSV project creates new dynamic for monitoring mining activities for Mapimo sub-monitoring committee

May 29, 2020
The Shabunda territory is the largest and one of the most landlocked territories in South Kivu province in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The territory’s population makes a living mainly from the...
Chemaf reviews information about Mutoshi with visitors to the site.

World Day for Health & Safety at Work: How conditions are steadily improving for miners, including at one DRC cobalt site

April 27, 2020
Mining provides a livelihood for millions of men and women around the world, many of whom have few other options for supporting their families. Pact’s Mines to Markets program uses an integrated,...

Kits for kids: Keeping children in the classroom and out of mines in DRC

August 19, 2019
On a sunny day in April, 210 students and their parents stood in anticipation outside a school in Cité Musonoie, a mining town located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) copper-cobalt mining...

New Pact-USAID project in DRC will stem child labor, violence and other illegal activity at mine sites

July 26, 2019
Pact has received a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help counter illegal activities including child labor, violence and other human abuses in the...

In her own words: A former child miner in DRC makes a new start

May 28, 2019
Since 2003, Pact has worked to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners through its Mines to Markets program. This includes efforts to end child labor in mining, from Colombia to the...

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