30th Aug TICAD7 Side Event “Symposium on Artisanal Diamond Mining in West Africa”


Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will be held from 28th to 30th August in Yokohama, Japan. Diamonds for Peace will hold an official side event “The Symposium on the Artisanal Diamond Mining in West Africa” as follows. Feel free to join us!

The Symposium on the Artisanal Diamond Mining in West Africa


More than one million people are engaged in the artisanal mining worldwide with the majority in Africa. The artisanal diamond mining has many issues such as human rights violation, labor issues, and environment. We will watch the short documentary movie “Voices from the Mine,” listen to what experts say, and discuss about how these issues can be alleviated.

Prof. Takeshi Ito (Osaka University)

Prof. Kenji Isezaki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies),
Chie Murakami (NGO Diamonds for Peace)

[Date and Time]

30th August 2019 (Fri)
13:00 – 14:30 (The venue opens at 12:50)


Annex Hall F 206, Pacifico Yokohama


Nearest stations: Minatomirai Station or Sakuragicho Station
You can see the map at the below URL.

[Participation Fee]



Please register your participation at the below URL.

[Trailer of the Movie]

Bath University in U.K. has produced the movie “Voices from the Mine” and Diamonds for Peace has made Japanese subtitle under its permission.


You can download the flyer from here.
Please share it with those who may be interested!


  • The movie is in English with Japanese subtitle.
  • Presentation and discussions will probably be in Japanese. However, English translation will be provided through translating application and human translation if necessary.
  • You don’t need an ID pass for TICAD to participate in this side event.


If you have any question, please email us to info[at]diamondsforpeace.org

[Organized by]

NGO Diamonds for Peace
1-2-1 Earth Plaza, Kosugaya, Sakae-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan


Photo: An artisanal diamond mine in Kono, Sierra Leone, Photography by Diamonds for Peace