ETHICAL GOLD MINING AS A PATHWAY TO PEACE
Bridging: Peace & Prosperity & Planet
Organization: Peace Direct
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Project Duration: 36 months
Overview: Peace Direct will provide a pathway to peace and environmental protection in fragile Democratic Republic of the Congo while providing sustainable incomes to ex-combatants, now small-scale subsistence miners. The miners and their families (approximately 3,400 people total) will receive training in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and environmentally responsible gold production as they work toward the first fair-trade-certified standard in DRC.