Where from? Bouncing back post-COVID and supporting due diligence along the supply chain

Now that we are entering a new phase of the pandemic, it is a good time to take stock, reflect on and get real views on what resilience in due diligence programmes over the past two years has really meant, consider the way forward from here and how to continue to add value. Harnessing insights from ITSCI’s work, we will look both locally and globally, and from the perspectives of our civil society, government and partners. We will highlight what have been the priorities and consider how it’s worked to balance core due diligence activities with being adaptive in finding ways to innovate in data, include new areas and further good practices such as investment into mining communities.

As the Forum looks to new supply chains, new geographies and emerging risks, this session will consider what can be learned from existing due diligence efforts during challenging times, for the purpose of being able to bounce back, and the ways we have found ‘adaptive innovation’ even when resources and time are finite. Our panellists will discuss how ITSCI helps overcome challenges in 3T supply chains, reminding us of the value of upstream due diligence programmes in Conflict Affected and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs) and across the supply chain.

Moderated by Edward O’Keefe from Synergy Global Consulting, this event is organised as a Partner Session at the OECD 15th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains.


  • Arcade NAHIMANA, Mineral Traceability Unit Supervisor, Burundi
  • M. Emmanuel Ndimubanzi, Head of Metallurgical Department at the Mines Direction in Kinshasa, DRC
  • M. Théophile BASOSHI IUBWE, Provincial Director, SAEMAPE South Kivu, DRC
  • Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB), Rwanda
  • M. Elisee Kazadi, Mining Mineral Resources Sarl, DRC exporter and ITSCI member
  • Ms. Jeannette Greven, ITSCI Reporting Coordinator, Pact
  • M. Richard Evans, Implementation Manager, ITSCI

Voices from the field:

  • Alexis Kizungu, Executive Director, Action for Education and Human Rights Defense (APEDDH), Rwanda
  • Christine Kanrehema, ITSCI Database Assistant, North Kivu, DRC
  • Crispin Ndatabaye Bikotwa, Programme Manager, Action for Education and Human Rights Defense (APEDDH), Rwanda

Session details

Date: Tuesday 3 May 2022

Time: 15:00- 16:00 (BST)

Registration: Zoom