Archive of: 2010

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    Diamonds Positives Schemes

    Assessment of “positive” schemes to enhance formalization and certification in the diamond industry.
    By Ian Smillie, December 2010

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving the Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

    A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving the Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

    This report is the fourth in a series commissioned by the World Bank with the objective of supporting the government of the Central African Republic in its efforts to reduce fraud and improve the economic contribution of the mining industry—in particular, the diamond industry—to the national and local economies.

    The World Bank, November 2010

  • CASM Assessment: Lessons Learned and Key Findings

    CASM Assessment: Lessons Learned and Key Findings

    In November of 2010 this assessment of Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) for the World Bank and CASM stakeholders was structured and organized in a manner that encouraged further dialogue. Each finding is followed by a potential response. These responses were then considered as CASM and its stakeholders moved from analysis to decision-making.

  • Mechanisation of Alluvial Artisanal Diamond Mining - Jerusalem

    Mechanisation of Alluvial Artisanal Diamond Mining - Jerusalem

    DDI workshop on the mechanisation of Alluvial Diamond Mining entitled Barriers and Success Factors. A presentation by Michael Priester and Geert Trappeniers – Jerusalem, Israel, 30-31 October 2010.

  • Paradigm Shift – A Survey Key Natural Resource Challenges and the Need for Collaborative Leadership

    Paradigm Shift – A Survey Key Natural Resource Challenges and the Need for Collaborative Leadership

    Remarks of Stephen D’Esposito President of RESOLVE to the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. October 19, 2010 Keck Center Washington, DC.

  • PRADD Project

    PRADD Project

    Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Pilot Project. A PowerPoint presentation on a USAID pilot project that is working with artisanal diamond miners on issues of property rights in Guinea and Central African Republic.Modern Jeweler Guest Editorial – PRADD Project

  • DDI - About Us

    DDI - About Us

    About Us – Working directly with artisanal miners, DDI seeks to promote better understanding and solutions for problems that have remained unresolved since the discovery of diamonds in Africa. Our goal is for miners and their communities to become an appreciated and respected part of the diamond value chain.

  • Mecanizacao Mineracao Artesanal Diamantes Aluvias

    Mecanizacao Mineracao Artesanal Diamantes Aluvias

    Mecanização da mineração artesanal de diamantes aluviais: AS BARREIRAS E OS FACTORES DE SUCCESSO – Por Michael Priester, Estelle Levin, Johanna Carstens, Geert Trappenier e Harrison Mitchell

  • Mechanisation Alluvial Artisanal Diamond Mining

    Mechanisation Alluvial Artisanal Diamond Mining

    Mechanisation of Alluvial Artisanal Diamond Mining: BARRIERS AND SUCCESS FACTORS – By Michael Priester, Estelle Levin, Johanna Carstens, Geert Trappenier and Harrison Mitchell