Giving a speaker presentation at the conference “Making Futures 2019”

Hello, everyone. I’m Chie, the founder and Director General for Diamonds for Peace (DFP). On September 19, 2019, the conference “Making Futures 2019” was held at Plymouth College of Art in the United Kingdom. The main theme of “Making Futures 2019” was “People, Place, Meaning: Crafting Social worlds & Social…

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Event Report on TICAD7 Side Event “Symposium on the Artisanal Diamond Mining in West Africa”

On the last day of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) 30th August 2019 in Yokohama, Diamonds for Peace (DFP) held an official side event called “Symposium on the Artisanal Diamond Mining in West Africa”. The audience at the event was filled with Japanese and African government officials,…

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Situation Analysis of the Artisanal Diamond Mining in the Western Region of Liberia

Situation Analysis of the Artisanal Diamond Mining in the Western Region of Liberia

Diamonds for Peace (DFP) had conducted the field survey in the western region of Liberia from August 2016 to March 2017 to assess the local reality of the artisanal diamond mining for the purpose of project design and compiled the results as situation analysis. Followed by the publication of report…

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Diamond Diggers in Liberia

Interaction with Miner and Diggers in Margibi County, Liberia

In April 2016, Diamonds for Peace coordinator in Liberia visited a diamond mining site in Anderson Village on the Bong Mine Road in Margibi County. He talked with a miner and three diamond diggers to understand the way they work and live, and whether they are involved in other activities…

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Artisanal diamond mining in Seguela

Field Trip to Artisanal Diamond Mining Area in Cote d’Ivoire

Observation of Cooperatives of Artisanal Diamond Miners in Cote d’Ivoire In January 2015, Chie Murakami, director general of NPO Diamonds for Peace was invited and participated in both a tour of artisanal diamond mining communities and the PRADDII workshop (Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Project). Since the lifting of…

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