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Digging for Equality
Supporting women's empowerment in artisanal mining
photo: Sven Torfinn. Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, Ituri Province, near Bunia, Mambasa. June 2017. Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) Just Gold project aims to bring legal, conflict-free and traceable gold from artisanal mine sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo to international markets. The pilot is fully operational in Ituri Province, from mine site in Mambasa Territory, to exporter in Bunia.Oscar at the mini-MAM in Unipe ni Kupe with Abdallah the mini-MAM negociant, during daily tasks of reviewing the log books and buying legal gold.
Just Gold
Bringing responsible and conflict-free gold from artisanal mines to international markets
photo: Sven Torfinn. Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, Ituri Province, near Bunia, Mambasa. June 2017. Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) Just Gold project aims to bring legal, conflict-free and traceable gold from artisanal mine sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo to international markets. The pilot is fully operational in Ituri Province, from mine site in Mambasa Territory, to exporter in Bunia.Unipe NiKupe, gold mine. Miners at work underground, in a mine shaft, digging up ore, rocks, containing gold. Portrait: Jean Pierre. Gold miner.

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IMPACT

Regulatory and Legal Reform

Regulatory and Legal Reform

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Gender Equality

Gender Equality

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Our Five Focus Areas

Our Five Focus Areas

Illicit Trade and Financing

Illicit Trade and Financing

What is illicit trade?

Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Transparency

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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

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Our Mission

IMPACT transforms how natural resources are managed in areas where security and human rights are at risk. We investigate and develop approaches for natural resources to improve security, development, and equality. We are an independent non-profit, collaborating with local partners for lasting change.

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We investigate, monitor, and analyze existing systems

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We develop, test, and deliver improved systems

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We advance constructive dialogue with stakeholders

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Canadian support will improve women’s livelihoods and reduce child labour in the Malian artisanal mining sector

Canadian support will improve women’s livelihoods and reduce child labour in the Malian artisanal mining sector

November 24, 2022 / Bamako, Mali Women and children in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Mali (FEMA) will…
<strong>Uganda Kicks-Off Project to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining</strong>

Uganda Kicks-Off Project to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

The planetGOLD Uganda project aims to reduce mercury use by 15 tonnes over five years and support 4,500 artisanal miners…
+3,300 Artisanal Miners Across 8 Countries: Our Work in 2021-2022

+3,300 Artisanal Miners Across 8 Countries: Our Work in 2021-2022

We’re pleased to share our newly released Annual Report for 2021-2022, Paving the Way to Responsible Supply Chains. Despite the…
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We work in areas where security and human rights are at risk through research, field operations, and collaboration with partners.