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Invitation to advise the PPA on responsible minerals challenges/opportunities in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa (SURVEY)

Dear colleagues:

The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is seeking expert and stakeholder insights on responsible minerals challenges and opportunities – tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold – in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa.

This is not a call for proposals. Rather, the PPA has identified nine critical issues (including artisanal mining formalization, child labor, illegal taxation, women’s empowerment in mining, financial management and access, occupational health and safety, and due diligence reporting) and is now seeking stakeholder input to prioritize and further scope objectives for a subsequent funding opportunity (likely late 2019). Additional details about the PPA and the current request for information appear below.

You are invited to help advise the PPA by completing this survey by Friday, May 31: https://forms.gle/vxLCy9QAcoh9xBFF9

Those who complete this survey will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive notifications of later funding opportunities.

About the PPA

The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is a joint initiative among governments, companies, and civil society to support supply chain solutions to responsible minerals challenges and opportunities in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Central Africa. The PPA supports actions to address conflict mineral concerns while delivering solutions that benefit those involved in responsible minerals trade in the GLR. PPA activities and funding has enabled essential research, pilot programs, and support to organizations working within the region, with the ultimate goal of producing scalable, self-sustaining systems, to demonstrate a fully traced and validated supply chain in a way that is credible to companies, civil society, and government. The PPA also provides a platform for coordinated, collaborative problem solving and dialogue among government, industry, and civil society. To learn more about the PPA, please visit this website: https://www.resolve.ngo/site-ppa/

About this Request for Information

In 2019, the PPA is exploring the potential to leverage small grants (~$20,000-$50,000) to support strategic interventions that can meaningfully transform in-region capacity on key issues by:

  1. creating “connective tissue” between organizations who are doing complementary work;
  2. developing pathways for increased coordination between such organizations;
  3. supporting publication/dissemination or replicable tools, training curricula, or other approaches that work and could be adapted and used at low or no cost by other organizations, once developed with the grant.

As noted above, this is not a call for proposals, and the PPA does not accept unsolicited proposals. Any proposals sent at this time will not be reviewed.

Please contact Margaret Lee with any questions at mlee@resolv.org.

 

 

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