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Report of the Stakeholder Brainstorming Workshop on Artisanal Mining in Lualaba Province

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From 17 to 18 March 2020, AFREWATCH organised in Kolwezi a workshop gathering stakeholders in the artisanal mining working on copper and cobalt to analyze the problems, challenges of the sector and propose recommendations to be submitted to the 14th OECD forum in order to harmonize the views of stakeholders on copper and cobalt.

To facilitate the discussions during the workshop, the participants were divided into the following three themes: the problem of the creation and functioning of the ZEAs, cooperatives and their viability; the protection of children's rights and the improvement of working conditions for women in artisanal mining sites, and the problem of conflict resolution between mining companies and artisanal miners and local communities.

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