Conflict minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: 28 May 2015

Venue: UAntwerp, IOB, Nile Room - Grauwzusters, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7 - 2000 ANTWERPEN

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: IOB

Short description: IOB Seminar by Gabriel Kamundala. The role of traceability and certification initiatives in Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten (3T) value chain and their impact on stakeholders.

This paper aims at identifying opportunities, constraints and challenges faced by artisanal miners, mineral traders  and  local governments in the reformed Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten( 3T) value chain.

The traceability and certification mechanisms, established  by the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) and the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGRL), introduced new standards in the 3T market to address concerns about “conflict minerals”, thereby changing the market’s structure  in both North and South Kivu.

This paper analyses the chain’s governance structure before and after the implementation of traceability mechanisms. This before-after approach helps to understand the dynamics that took place in the underlying market in terms of both its functioning and the power relations between intervening actors.

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