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Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization with 35 member countries around the globe and its headquarters in Paris, France.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH started its cooperation with the ICGLR in 2006.  Since 2012, GIZ has supported the ICGLR jointly with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC)

The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) formerly known as SEAMIC (Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre), is an independent continental centre of knowledge and information for the African continent established in 1977 under the umbrella of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Founder Member States are Angola, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Membership is open to all other African countries particularly ICGLR Member States who are not yet members.

Better Sourcing Program (BSP)

Better Sourcing Program (BSP) is an independent, private company offering due diligence and traceability assurance programs.


IMPACT, formerly known as Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is a Canadian non-governmental organization which is working in a technical support role to the Conference Secretariat to aid in the development of certain elements of the Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM), including the development of a Regional Database on mineral flow


Tetra Tech ARD was contracted by USAID to implement the Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Trade (CBRMT) Project.  CBRMT is a project aimed to strengthen the capacity of national and regional actors, including the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR),


The Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.) was established in 1973 to support, develop and promote the global tantalum and niobium industries. Today the T.I.C. has around 90 member companies from 25 countries involved with all aspects of the tantalum and niobium industry supply chain, including mining, processing, recycling, metal fabrication, ...


The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder initiative to support supply chain solutions to conflict minerals challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Central Africa. The PPA provides funding and coordination support to organizations working within the region to develop verifiable conflict-free supply chains;


Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) formerly known as Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) was founded in 2008 by leading electronics companies, members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSi)...


The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe: BGR) is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions.

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