One of the PPA’s goals is “to support the development of supply chain systems that enable Supply Chain Actors to source minerals that are validated, certified, and traced to mines that are conflict-free, and monitored and audited using agreed-upon standards and mechanisms, and that lead to scalable, responsible, self-sustaining minerals trade in the GLR.”
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) began work on their partially PPA-funded project in fall of 2012 and completed work in early 2014. This project attempted to create the first traceable conflict-free mineral chain for artisanal gold from the Orientale province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
From 2013-2014, Centre National d’Appui au Développement et à la Participation Populaire (CENADEP – National Center for Support of Development and Community Participation) supported civil society capacity to monitor transparency, implementation of an early warning system, and accountability of the mining sector in South Kivu province of the DRC.
Save Act Mine received a PPA grant in 2015 to operate a telephone hotline to receive and verify reports of smuggling and fraud in tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold mines and supply chains, and to develop a graphic manual to educate upstream actors on the importance of due diligence.
The PPA also sponsored an independent assessment of three responsible sourcing pilot programs in 2015.
For reports and other material from these projects, please visit the project pages.
For more information on the RfP process, please visit the RfP page.