Stories from the Field

ITSCI supports the Rwanda Women in Mining Association (RWIMA)

ITSCI supports the Rwanda Women in Mining Association (RWIMA)

During the week of 21st November 2022, ITSCI, in partnership with the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) organised a workshop in Rubavu district for members of the Rwanda Women in Mining Association (RWIMA). A total of 26 women attended the workshop which...

ITSCI member company supports mining communities in Rwanda

ITSCI member company supports mining communities in Rwanda

ITSCI was delighted to participate in community engagement activities led by member company Twabugezi Exploitation in Rutsiro District, Rusebeya Sector, Remera Cell, Rwanda. Twabugezi Exploitation has 5 mine sites in the Rutsiro district working with around 450...

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...

Empowering women in the Rwandan mining industry

Empowering women in the Rwandan mining industry

Many women are involved in the mining sector in Rwanda, and active in a historically male-dominated industry. The Rwandan government actively encourages women to study science and engineering and established regulatory and policy instruments to promote gender...

Traceability helps to promote community well-being

Traceability helps to promote community well-being

In June 2021, ITSCI field staff visited Kisende primary school in Kizigaziga village, in Maniema’s Pangi territory. The school has recently been renovated by Ngozi artisanal mining cooperative (COMINGOZI). The rehabilitation reinforces the cooperative’s pledge for...

Training local stakeholders in Maniema

Training local stakeholders in Maniema

In July 2021, ITSCI DRC Programme Manager (PM) Vincent Gbolo Songe travelled throughout Maniema Province to conduct special training sessions with CPP and CLS members, accompanied by the provincial PM Alpy Songoli. The CPP and CLS are provincial and local...