Urgent funding call to progress implementation of iTSCi conflict mineral programme

- January 17th, 2011

IPad Africa.com reports that ITRI and the TIC have launched an urgent request for implementation of the Tin Supply Chain Initiative for conflict minerals in the DRC.

IPad Africa.com reports that ITRI and the TIC have launched an urgent request for implementation of the Tin Supply Chain Initiative  for conflict minerals in the DRC.

The story is quoted as saying:

The conflict mineral issue has been widely reported and many studies have been carried out analysing the situation and recommending actions that involved stakeholders should take; the increased due diligence required incorporates both  certification of conflict free mines and traceability of the product throughout the supply chain from mine to smelter.  The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) is the one project that has been tested on the ground in Africa and been shown to directly and practically address these needs, linking that activity throughout the upstream and downstream supply chain, and working with the support of the DRC and Rwandan Governments and the inter-Governmental regional body the ICGLR

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