For more than 30 years, partnership has been at the heart of IMPACT’s work.
Today, we continue to value our collaborations—with civil society partners and multi-stakeholder allies—
and partnership remains an integral pillar of our work.
Actions et Réalisations pour le Développement (ARED)
Club des Volontaires pour l’Appui aux Peuples Autochtones (CVAP)
Development Research and Social Policy Analysis Center
Kimberly Process Civil Society Coalition
Reseau d’Innovation Organisationelle
Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI)
Women In/And Mining Organization
African Mineral Development Centre
Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Governments of Rwanda and Uganda
International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
IMPACT has partnered with Consensas, a Canadian technology start-up to expand our traceability and due diligence system for the Just Gold project, beyond mine sites to exporters, through the chain of custody—to jewellery retailers and consumers.
The Network for the Empowerment of Women in Mining Communities (REAFECOM) is the first association of women artisanal miners in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. Launched in 2018, the association represents the interests of women miners in their communities. IMPACT is supporting the association’s efforts to empower women in mining communities.
IMPACT collaborates with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston on research into supply chain assessments.
Fair Trade Jewellery Company
Toronto-based Fair Trade Jewellery Company (FTJCo), is a world leader and innovator in traceable metals, diamonds and gems. Since 2006, the company has set the standard for traceable jewellery, achieving many firsts including being the first jeweller to offer Fairtrade and later Fairmined gold to North America. In 2017, Fair Trade Jewellery Co. began purchasing gold from IMPACT’s Just Gold project and is the first manufacturer and retailer in the world, to offer conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from Democratic Republic of Congo to consumers.