This report is part of a pan-African research project called Grassroots research on local diamond mining impact which was run in eight countries by ten African member organisations from the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition.
GAERN (Groupe d’Appui aux Exploitants des Ressources Naturelles) and CENADEP (Centre National d’Appui au Développement et à la Participation Populaire) analysed the impact of artisanal and small-scale diamond and gold mining on the environment in Kasai-Oriental and Tshopo provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Water pollution and soil degradation are flagged as the two main challenges to a sustainable supply chain. The study calls upon the Congolese government to better regulate and support communities in sustainable management of the environment.
In the #DRCongo, GAERN and @cenadep_asbl analysed the impact of artisanal and small-scale #diamond and #gold #mining on the #environment in the provinces of #KasaiOriental and #Tshopo: https://t.co/GGZACpWlEy#ASM #ResponsibleMining #Sustainability #bizhumanrights #diamonds #DRC— KP_CivilSocietyCoalition (@KPCivilSociety1) February 22, 2022
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union to the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition. The content of this document is the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.