Stories from the Field

ITSCI supports incident resolution in Uvira territory, South Kivu, DRC

ITSCI supports incident resolution in Uvira territory, South Kivu, DRC

ITSCI field staff are adaptive, helping to find locally appropriate solutions to incidents arising along the supply chain. A recent example of this is at Kinyinya mine site in Uvira territory, South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In...

The “Good Mining Governance” Radio Show in South Kivu, DRC

The “Good Mining Governance” Radio Show in South Kivu, DRC

Radio can be an effective way to reach local communities in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 2020, communities in Shabunda territory can listen to a weekly radio programme aiming to provide information about the mining sector. The shows...

Joint visit in Masisi territory, North Kivu, DRC

Joint visit in Masisi territory, North Kivu, DRC

ITSCI helps foster stronger local governance of the 3T artisanal mining sector through stakeholder engagement, including via joint field visits in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other ITSCI areas. These missions are designed with representation of...

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ITSCI trains mining technicians in Rwanda

ITSCI trains mining technicians in Rwanda

Capacity building activities are an integral part of the ITSCI Programme. In partnership with Pact and the Rwanda Mines Board (RMB), our teams conducted a training session for mining technicians, geologists and environmentalists. The workshop took place from 6 to 21...

No current impact of M23 non-state armed group on ITSCI minerals

No current impact of M23 non-state armed group on ITSCI minerals

In media reporting of the recent activities of the M23 rebel group many outlets make generalised statements on armed group presence in the ‘mineral-rich east’ of DRC and imply connections between minerals and funding of conflict. ITSCI can clarify that as of today,...

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Mr. Ian Margerison joins the ITSCI Governance Committee

Mr. Ian Margerison joins the ITSCI Governance Committee

ITSCI is delighted to welcome Ian Margerison, the newly appointed Executive Marketing Manager of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.), to the ITSCI Governance Committee. With over 25 years of experience in the tantalum industry, working with a...

OECD rates ITSCI programme highest in responsible minerals assessment

OECD rates ITSCI programme highest in responsible minerals assessment


A detailed assessment by the OECD recently concluded that the standards of the ITSCI Programme are 100% aligned with the 5 Step due diligence recommendations of the OECD’s internationally accepted guidance for good company management, risk assessment and mitigation,...

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