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Open letter from the ICGLR Secretariat

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has published an open letter (here) addressed to all ICGLR stakeholders, donors and international organisations emphasising their concerns over the impacts of the current market crisis on the 3T mineral business in central Africa, and the need for financial support from others besides the upstream industry sector. The ICGLR describes the effort that has been made by their organisation and its member states to implement the Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM)...

iTSCi calls for funding in open letter to downstream business and donors

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

An open letter calling for financial support for traceability and due diligence programmes in the 3T metals industry has been released. The letter, signed by senior figures from the African Great Lakes region, international associations and more than 200 companies asks for urgent financial assistance from donors and downstream industry to share the 'conflict mineral' related costs across the supply chain. The price and therefore value of 3T metals (tantalum, tin, tungsten) has fallen between 30-60% over the...

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