Combatting illicit diamond trade and environmental contamination: Concluding statement of the Central African Regional Meeting organized by the KP Civil Society Coalition

RELUFA, a member of the KP Civil Society, participated in a regional workshop organized from March 28th to March 30th, 2024. The meeting gathered members from the central African sub-region to assess the current state of diamond governance, analyze challenges, and explore avenues for improvement. Representatives from six countries (Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo) were in attendance. Key topics discussed included diamond smuggling, the embargo on Central African Republic diamonds, and pollution in the Tshikapa and Kasai rivers.

Participants at a workshop engaged in discussions and exchanged views with Maurice Miema, the DRC KP Focal Point, and the Chair of the Working Group on Artisanal and Alluvial Production (WGAAP), along with Jean-Jacques Kayembe, the DRC’s National EITI Director. Following the workshop, the participants issued a statement with recommendations for local authorities to improve diamond governance.

Find below the Recommendations issued .

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