Have you ever considered where beautiful, sparkling diamonds come from 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!
The lack of traceability in diamond supply chains is a huge issue because knowing the origin and the path is the first step to know if diamonds are mined, cut, and processed with humanitarian and environmental considerations.
Blockchain and other emerging technologies began to be used to help supply chains be traceable and accountable.
Carrie George, Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions for Everledger, will talk about how the blockchain technology is used in diamond supply chains, and its efforts in the artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector.
Date: Friday, November 13th 2020
Time: 8:00PST/10:00CST/11:00EST/16:00GMT/17:00CET/18:00CAT for one hour
Registration: Please register yourself at the eventbrite page (click here)
Webinar media: zoom (DFP will send an automated email with the zoom URL upon registration)
Inquiry: Please email to: info[at]diamondsforpeace.org
[About the Speaker]
Carrie George is Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions for Everledger. Everledger provides emerging technologies for a variety of sustainability and circular economy, social impact and business needs across various supply chains.
Carrie George has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in sustainability and ethical sourcing for 5 years and awarded a Distinguished Fellow for her work in global supply chains. Carrie has worked with corporations, governments and non-profit organizations, including leading Apple’s first Responsible Sourcing and Conflict Minerals programs, including all battery material tracking from mine to end of life recycling. In her work across the jewelry, electronics, and apparel industry, she has spanned over 40 commodity chains including extensive work with artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) in diamonds, gemstones, gold, tin, tantalum and cobalt programs and sourcing engagements.
Her recent work on ASM has focused on enabling smoother and more effective market entry via mobile money infrastructure, increased pricing transparency for ASM, and partnerships to improve conservation and legal improvements in the ASM supply chains.
[DFP Webinar Series 2020]
#1: Issues surrounding Diamonds and DFP’s Proposed Solutions (completed)
#2: Voices from Botswana Diamond Mines (completed)
#3: Voices from Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (completed)
#4: Emerging Technology for Transparent Supply Chains (this webinar)
13th November 2020 (Fri)
This webinar series is supposed by Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa
Looking forward to seeing you live at the webinar!