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Faces and voices of Colombia’s artisanal miners

August 4, 2015
They are men and women. They are old and young. One crushed stones to feed her family. One grew up watching miners sift for bits of gold almost too small to see, and now she advocates on behalf of...

Pact, partners reach critical milestone in mineral traceability in Africa

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,...

Report sheds new light on conflict-free mining in Africa's Great Lakes

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...

Not an easy job, but a better one

June 1, 2015
Five days a week at 7 a.m., Jean-Marie arrives at a mining site known as Rwamirambo I, located in Giteranyi village, in the province of Muyinga, Burundi. With a pickaxe and torch, he extracts...
FISH project launch

Pact, USAID launch project to protect Malawi’s fisheries

May 26, 2015
Earlier this month, USAID and Pact launched a $14 million initiative to enable communities and the local government to protect four of Malawi’s main lakes, a significant contributor to the health of...
Ngisti, an Ethiopian miner

With new skills, a young mother in Ethiopia hopes for a brighter future

April 28, 2015
Nigisti Niguse dreams of a day when she’ll be able to earn a living closer to home and her daughter, rather than at a mountain-top gold mine. With Pact’s help, her options for supporting her family...

A brighter future in Walikale

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...

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

December 5, 2014
Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in...
Mining in Rwanda

Breaking mining myths in Rwanda

December 4, 2014
In countries around the world, the extraction of minerals plays a vital role in supporting local communities and individuals. Mineral resources are finite and non-renewable, but mining can be...
Hiking to Ethiopia gold mine

Difficult places

November 6, 2014
Pact works in some of the most difficult places in the world. I’ve heard that statement many times since joining Pact six months ago. This week, I experienced it firsthand. Amidst the Senine...

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