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SarWatch Writer
FOURTH ALTERNATIVE MINING INDABA OF THE DRC 2020

Southern Africa Resource Watch in partnership with Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and World Vision, held the 4th edition of the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the theme “Management and impacts of the mining royalties on the development of Decentralised Local Entities and the impact of COVID-19 on the Congolese mining sector”.  The two-day event took place from the 18th to the 19th of November at the Pullman Hotel Grand Karavia in Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga province. More than 100 people from the city of Kinshasa, provinces and abroad, took part in the event. The National Minister of Mines, Professor Willy Kitobo, opened and closed the AMI2020, which was attended by delegates from the DRC President’s office, the National Assembly, the Provincial Assembly of the Haut-Katanga, the Provincial Governments of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba, the specialised public services of the Ministry of Mines, the Decentralised Local Entities, mining companies, the artisanal mining cooperatives and Civil Society Organisations, including women’s groups operating in the mining sector and the youth.

All documents related to the AMI2020 can be found here.

AMI2020 DOCUMENTS

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