Preparing for PPA Phase 2

Jun 22, 2017

In its first 5 years, the PPA has made important strides in supporting supply chain solutions to conflict minerals challenges in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Africa. While the PPA memorandum of understanding (MOU) expires in August of this year, members from all sectors have expressed interest in renewing the partnership for a Phase 2. Revisions and updates to the current MOU are in progress with the US State Department and USAID and will be shared with all PPA members. RESOLVE is also coordinating outreach to members and potential Phase 2 partners to drive the planning process for this second phase. Key draft Phase 2 outcomes are to address the upstream barriers to due diligence, further increase alignment between regional and international actors and systems, and improve access to high-quality, independent information to bolster due diligence, incident reporting and follow-up, and reporting.

Members will soon receive a more detailed email with the Phase 2 transition and action items, and a full PPA webinar is planned for 22 June to review Phase 2 steps and to seek input on Phase 2 goals and outcomes. A summary of basic information on Phase 2 plans, including draft ideas on Phase 2 goals and outcomes, can be found here. Members are also welcome to contact Jen Peyser ( or Taylor Kennedy ( with any questions or suggestions.

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