Statistics of Artisanal Miners - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

From January to December 2015, DDI designed and delivered a program of miner registration in the DR Congo. Teams composed of government, civil society and private sector representatives registered 108,169 artisanal miners of gold, diamond, tin, tantalum and tungsten in three provinces. The registration was undertaken by a total of 48 agents, who traveled 12,000 km by motorcycle and 3,000 km by foot to reach the most remote sites.

An important outcome of the registration program was this unique database which captures exclusive information on miners, including gender, education, age and alternative livelihoods.

Artisanal miners registered by December 2015 in provinces
of Maniema, Sud Kivu and Orientale

Minerals mined - All Genders

Location Cassiterite Cassiterite & Gold Gold (only) Coltan Diamonds (only) Diamonds & Gold Total

Gender

Male Miners

Age range - Male

Location Under 16 yrs 16-24 yrs 25-35yrs 36-55 yrs >55 yrs Total

Role - Male

Location Auxiliary Digger Trader Total

Average age - Male

Location Minimum Maximum Average age

Years in mining - Male

Location Minimum Maximum Average years in mining

Average Daily Income - Male
(based on conversion rate of 1 USD = 920 CDF)

Location Average mining income (in USD) Average income from other activities (in USD)

Education level - Male

Location None Primary Secondary Post-secondary Total

Technical training - Male

Location SAEMAPE Formal None Total

Affiliation of miners - Male

Location None Association Cooperative Total
Female Miners

Age range - Female

Location Under 16 yrs 16-24 yrs 25-35yrs 36-55 yrs >55 yrs Total

Role - Female

Location Auxiliary Digger Trader Total

Average age - Female

Location Minimum Maximum Average age

Years in mining - Female

Location Minimum Maximum Average years in mining

Average Daily Income - Female
(based on conversion rate of 1 USD = 920 CDF)

Location Average mining income (in USD) Average income from other activities (in USD)

Education level - Female

Location None Primary Secondary Post-secondary Total

Technical training - Female

Location SAEMAPE Formal None Total

Affiliation of miners - Female

Location None Association Cooperative Total

Secondary activities - Male

Location Agriculture Food Services Service Healthcare Construction Religion Office/Professional Transportation Other None Total

Secondary activities - Female

Location Agriculture Food Services Service Healthcare Construction Religion Office/Professional Transportation Other None Total