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Promoting Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of Designated Conflict Minerals in Uganda

Summary of the project

The project will facilitate a productive partnership between Government of Uganda, Mine Operators and Exporters of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold (3TGs), Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) of 3TGs and Civil Society Organisations to collectively promote the implementation of a successful Responsible Mineral Supply Chain from the mine site to the point of export. The project will promote the formalisation of ASM, tackle restrictive practices that limit full participation of women in mining, enhance mining revenue collection at both sub-national and national level, promote human rights standards and ultimately contribute to good governance of the mining sector in Uganda.


Envisioned impact

The project’s main goal is to ensure that designated and/or conflict minerals contribute towards the sustainable development of Uganda. The project will prepare mine site operators, traders and exporters to undertake responsible mineral supply chains that are free of conflict financing and any other forms of human rights abuses. The project will promote participatory approaches in addressing challenges in mining and sourcing of illicit minerals from mine sites to points of export. This will be achieved through collaborative efforts driven by the project partners.


Beneficiary groups

Artisinal and Small-scale miners, mining communities, women and children, supply chain actors

“We hope that this project will open up markets in the Region for us as Tin miners. We have been looking forward to such an opportunity to guide us on how to prepare ourselves to access international markets so that we get good prices for our Tin.” Mrs. Peninah Busingye, Ntungamo Women Tin Miners Association.


Intervention territory

Uganda-Western Region, Central Region, Eastern Region; DRC-Goma; Rwanda-Kigali

Implementing partners

Time-frame
01 June 2019 – 31 October 2021

Mineral
 Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold

Photo credit: Optima Mines and Minerals