USAID and the State Department hosted an event on December 12, 2011 at the Tiffany Foundation in New York City to continue discussions about potential partnerships between artisanal miners in Africa, NGOs and the American diamond industry.
This event was designed to continue discussions began in October 2011 exploring options for a model that had a syndicate of buyers and a cooperative of miners. The model would be part of of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD), a joint USAID and State Department project, that works with mining communities and the governments of Liberia and CAR to increase the amount of alluvial diamonds entering the formal chain of custody while improving the benefits accruing to mining communities.
Below are links to PDF Versions of presentations and other materials from the event.
Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Household Survey Results from Liberia(1093kb PDF download)
Presentation by Tim Fella
Full Report (1044kb PDF download)
Summary of the Alluvial Diamond Resource Potential and Production Capacity Assessment of the Central African Republic (1.7mb PDF download)
Presentation by Peter Chirico
Presentation Handout (81kb PDF download)
Artisanal Diamond Trading Schemes Lessons from the Peace Diamond Alliance Co-ops in Sierra Leone (1539kb PDF download)
Presentation by Estelle Levin
Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold (1.4mb PDF download)
Presentation by Gemma Cartwright
Expression of Interest Form (71kb PDF download)