IMPACT is pleased to present our newly released 2016 Annual Report!
2016 marked a pivotal turning point for Partnership Africa Canada. As an organization, we celebrated 30 years of impact and continued to collaborate with partners supporting sustainable peace and development. We also undertook a long process of strategic reflection that helped us to refine our identity, with a new name and visual identity that better reflects the active change we are making on the ground and international scope we’ve undertaken over the years.
Throughout the report, we’re excited to introduce you to IMPACT, while sharing milestones from our work from the past year to transform natural resource management in areas where security and human rights are at risk.
A few highlights from 2016:
- In July we kicked off work with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and technical partners on the first phase of the Regional Database on Mineral Flows, one of six tools approved as part of the Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR).
- In September, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Mine’s that outlines the government’s support for our work and recognizes the Just Gold pilot project as a system of traceability—the first of its kind for artisanal gold in DRC.
- In November, we began collaborating with the Artisanal Gold Council to provide expertise on gender in artisanal mining in Peru and Indonesia. This marks the first time our field work has expanded to South America and Asia.
- In December, we released a report that reveals how Cameroon has failed to implement the Kimberley Process, allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders, and into the legal supply chain.
We’re delighted to share all of this and more with you in our 2016 Annual Report. We invite you to read it here, and share with your network.