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The U.S. government-supported Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) offers a successful model for advancing responsible mineral sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. Minerals needed for our electronic devices such as computers and cellphones and renewable technologies such as electric vehicles are often sourced…Read More
The USAID-funded Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project has sensitized over 1,243 (including 266 women) artisanal miners and mine site owners on how to officially become artisanal miners according to Central African law. AMPR Community Development Specialists and Community Mobilizers conducted the sensitization sessions jointly with Regional Officers from the Ministry of Mines and…Read More
By Terah U. DeJong, Technical Deputy, USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights project “Look at how we work,” said Sylvain, an artisanal diamond miner in Sama near Carnot in the Central African Republic (CAR). “If the coronavirus comes to this site then we’re all going to get it.” That concern is shared by Central African…Read More
USAID’s Urban Team is pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved UrbanLinks website. As USAID’s central hub for information about urban topics and programs, UrbanLinks provides valuable tools, resources, and insights from across the Agency and from our partners. Cross-Sector Resources Rapid urbanization touches upon practically all important development issues – enabling…Read More
On December 5, 2019, the Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues held a hearing on Illicit Mining: Threats to U.S. National Security and International Human Rights. USAID’s Jeff Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), testified on…Read More
For Armel Nganzi, his work supporting the creation of a responsible minerals trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always been more than just a job. “When I think of minerals, I think of a dream. A dream of someone who wants to get out of poverty… a dream of a country that…Read More