Conflict minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
28 May 2015
UAntwerp, IOB, Nile Room - Grauwzusters, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7 - 2000 ANTWERPEN
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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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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