Archive of: 2011
News Release – 16 November 2011
DDI International and RJC today announced they had agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to work co-operatively on advancing their shared objectives. These objectives include: improving social, environmental, labour practises and good governance in the artisanal diamond mining sector; enhanced relationships between large-scale and artisanal diamond mining; and increased market access for jewellery raw materials produced by artisanal diamond mining communities.
A two-year overview of DDI’s activities, programming and achievements, includes messages from Chair and Executive Director as well as Auditor’s Report.
Assessment of the Kimberley Process in enhancing formalization and certification in the diamond industry - problems and ppportunities
Ian Smillie GIZ Kimberley Process Problems and Opportunities 2011
Assessment of the Kimberley Process in enhancing formalization and certification in the diamond industry – problems and opportunities
Ian Smillie GIZ diamonds positive schemes Sierra Leone West Africa 2011
Assessment of “positive” schemes to enhance formalization and certification in the diamond industry. This paper by DDI Chair Ian Smillie, describes recent interventions and provides evaluative comments where possible.
Presentation by Roy Maconachie of the University of Bath to the United Nations in March 2011.Presenting on his research conducted in Sierra Leone concerning what role mining should play in post-conflict social development.
Assessment of the Kimberley Process in enhancing formalization and certification in the diamond industry – problems and opportunities.
By Ian Smillie, March 2011