DFP Webinar #2 Voices from Botswana Diamond Mines

Have you ever considered where beautiful, sparkling diamonds come from and and what type of work is involved to mine them?
Diamonds are used not only in engagement rings and other jewelry but also in electronic devices and cutting tools.
Diamonds for Peace (DFP) is holding a series of 4 webinars so that you can get to know more about the issues surrounding diamonds and potential solutions. Come join us!

[Webinar #2 “Voices from Botswana Diamond Mines”]

Botswana is considered as a success case of economic development using diamonds and other minerals in Africa. Is it true? Is the profit from mining redistributed to workers?

The executive secretary of Botswana Mining and Allied Workers Union (BMWU), which has 23 branches with 7,000 members, will talk about the reality and challenges the diamond miners are facing in Botswana.

Date: 17th October 2020 (Sat)
Time: About one hour starting at 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST
Admission: Free
Language: English
Registration: Please register yourself at the below eventbrite webpage.
Webinar media: zoom (DFP will send an automatic email to participants with zoom URL)
Inquiry: Please email to: info[at]diamondsforpeace.org

[About the Speaker]

Kitso Phiri

Kitso Phiri is a business and human rights lawyer with over 8 years of experience working with civil society organizations. His area of work mostly focuses on decent work, migration, health rights, and corporate accountability. Currently he serves as the Executive Secretary of Botswana Mining and Allied Workers Union (BMWU), leading the strategic implementation of the vision of the organization, through the operationalization of the decent work country program.

[DFP Webinar Series 2020]

#1: Issues surrounding Diamonds and DFP’s Proposed Solutions
3rd October 2020 (Sat): Done

#2: Voices from Botswana Diamond Mines (this webinar)
17th October 2020 (Sat) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST
Registration: eventbrite page (click here)

#3: Voices from Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition 
28th October 2020 (Wed) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/15:00GMT/16:00CET/17:00CAT
Registration: eventbrite page (click here)

#4: Emerging Technology for Transparent Supply Chains
31st October 2020 (Sat) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/15:00GMT/16:00CET/17:00CAT
Registration: coming soon

Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar!


Front photo: Free image of mine