Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) Brown Bag

Event | In-person

On Wednesday August 7th, 2013 USAID hosted a Brown Bag with Dr. Catherine Picard, Environment and Natural Resource Officer for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. State Department; Pete Chirico, Research Geographer at the US Geological Survey; and Tim Fella, Land Tenure and Conflict Specialist within the Land Tenure and Property Rights Division at USAID. In cooperation with the State Department and USGS, USAID provides support to the US Government on the Kimberley Process; an initiative intended to eliminate trade in conflict diamonds. USAID recently concluded the PRADD project; an activity designed to reduce conflict, strengthen property rights and improve livelihoods of artisanal miners, and is finalizing plans for a follow on activity. The Brown Bag focused on the PRADD activities in Liberia, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic, as well as on the support provided to the Kimberley Process and the collaborative efforts of multiple USG entities.


USGS Diamond Assessment Project Scientific Investigation’s Reports (SIRs)

USGS Project Publications on Alluvial Deposit Modeling


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