Virtual Symposium on the Effects of Covid-19 on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, May 13-14, 2020

Madeline Robertson We have participated in the online symposium on the effects of COVID-19 on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) on May 13th and 14th and would like to introduce you what was discussed there under the permission of the organizer, Responsible Jewelry Transformative. Symposium Summary In response to the…

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Speaker Presentation at DePaul University

DePaul University, an accredited university in Chicago, hosted Diamonds for Peace founder Chie Murakami as a featured guest speaker on 28th October 2019. Chie presented DFP’s work in Liberia to students in DePaul’s Climate Change course. Chie explained that there is a high level of environmental degradation associated with diamond…

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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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Newsletter “The Journey” vol.2 published!

Greetings! Diamonds for Peace (DFP) publishes the newsletter “The Journey” to share the latest information, progress, plan and challenges with its supporters. I’m pleased to announce that we have published vol.2 last month. The digital version of The Journey is now available online. You can download it from: http://diamondsforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/The-Journey2.pdf We’d…

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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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