Basic Training on Rough Diamond Grading and Valuation in Liberia

Introduction The artisanal and small-scale diamond mining (ASDM) sector accounts for 20%[1] of the world’s diamond production. The rough diamond industry is worth approximately 14 billion[2] dollars. For the ASDM sector that could amount to approximately 2.8 billion dollars’ worth of resources. However, because the ASDM sector is primarily situated…

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Investor/ Supporter Role in the Diamond Mining Industry in Weasua

Written by Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff Introduction  There are many different stakeholders in the artisanal diamond mining industry, one of them is the investors who are called “Supporters” in Liberia. The Supporters are those people who provide miners/diggers with the financial and/or material support to run artisanal diamond mining…

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Weasua Cooperative – Progress and Challenges

Written by Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff in August 2019 Introduction The artisanal diamond miners in Weasua organized themselves into a multipurpose cooperative with the assistance of Diamonds for Peace Liberia (DFPL), but they are yet to gain the full-fledged cooperative status. Several cooperative members received training in cooperative formation…

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DFPL explains why the other shortlisted DMCs were not selected for the pilot project

By Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff   Introduction Following the situation analysis, Diamonds for Peace Liberia (DFPL) set criteria upon which four diamond mining communities (DMCs) in Liberia’s western region were shortlisted for a pilot project. DFPL’s coordinator conducted several follow up visits to these DMCs in order to identify…

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