Democratic Republic of Congo
October 29, 2015
Throughout Africa’s Great Lakes region, Pact and our partners are working to ensure small-scale and artisanal miners have legal access to international markets and a safer, more secure livelihood.
October 29, 2015
Safari Kulimushi, a 47-year-old father of 13 in DRC, lives his life as a miner one day at a time. With Pact’s support, his livelihood has become a safer, more secure choice.
July 16, 2015
While work remains, Pact and its partners have made significant progress implementing a traceability and due diligence system in the Great Lakes region of Africa to assure minerals as conflict-free,...
July 14, 2015
Today, Pact released a report detailing the state of conflict-free minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The report provides an in-depth look at traceability and due...
April 22, 2015
After five years of hard work and patience, artisanal miners are on the job in Walikale – free from fear and violence, with access to legal markets for the tin, tantalum and tungsten that go into our...
July 25, 2014
Four years after the introduction of new rules for the regulation of tin, tantalum, and tungsten mineral supply chains from Central Africa, nearly 700 mines in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are...
November 6, 2013
Children as young as 7 years old work eight or more hours a day in the artisanal and small-scale mines that dot the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the worst forms...
October 29, 2008
When women have the means to lift themselves out of poverty, families and whole communities benefit. Pact’s award-winning WORTH program provides women with the tools to create a better life.