DFP Webinar #1 Issues surrounding Diamonds and DFP’s Proposed Solutions

Diamonds for Peace Webinar Series 2020
#1: Issues surrounding Diamonds and DFP’s Proposed Solutions

Have you ever considered where beautiful, sparkling diamonds come from and 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) will hold a series of 4 webinars so that you can get to know more about the issues surrounding diamonds and potential solutions. Come join us!

[Webinar #1]

The founder of Diamonds for Peace (DFP), Chie Murakami, will present on the issues surrounding diamonds such as human rights abuses and environmental destruction. She will also outline Diamonds for Peace proposed solutions and critical activities that have been implemented thus far.

Date: 3rd October 2020 (Sat)

Time: About one hour starting at 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST
Admission: Free
Language: English
Registration: Please register yourself at the EventBrite website
Webinar media: zoom (DFP will email the zoom URL to participants a few days before the webinar)
Inquiry: Please email to: info[at]diamondsforpeace.org

[About the Speaker]

Chie Murakami, the founder, Diamonds for Peace 

After getting her master’s degree in International Development Studies, Chie started her career in Haiti as a local consultant, and then worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Laos Office. She also worked in the private sector in Japan for 7 years followed by working as an expert on a JICA project in Kenya for 2 years.

When she got engaged and received her engagement ring, Chie became interested in diamonds and searched for information about diamonds. She was shocked to learn that the diamond mining industry is full of corruption and human rights abuses. Chie decided she wanted to make a difference so using her background in international development she founded Diamonds for Peace in 2015 shortly after visiting Liberia where she witnessed first and the reality for people living and working in artisanal diamond mining communities.

[DFP Webinar Series 2020]

#1: Issues surrounding Diamonds and DFP’s Proposed Solutions (this time)
3rd October 2020 (Sat) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST
Registration: Click here

#2: Voices from Botswana Diamond Mines
17th October 2020 (Sat) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST

#3: Voices from Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition
28th October 2020 (Wed) 8:00PDT/10:00CDT/11:00EDT/16:00BST/17:00CEST

#4: Emerging Technology for Transparent Supply Chains (TBD)


This webinar series is supported by Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa.

Front photo: An artisanal diamond digger in Liberia (c) Diamonds for Peace