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REPORT OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING AND PEER-LEARNING WORKSHOP OF THE ICGLR REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
The ICGLR Regional Committee on the Regional Initiative on the Fight Against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR) held its Extraordinary Meeting a Peer-Learning Training Workshop from 25th to 27th November 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.
REPORT OF THE 12TH MEETING OF THE ICGLR REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE REGIONAL INITIATIVE ON THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The 12th Meeting of the ICGLR Regional Committee on the Regional Initiative on Fight Against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR) took place from 8th to 10th September 2015 at Grand Palace Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia and was officially opened by Mr. Paul L. Chanda, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development of the Republic of Zambia.
REPORT OF THE 11TH MEETING OF THE ICGLR, REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE REGIONAL INITIATIVE ON THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The 11th Meeting of the Regional Committee on the Regional Initiative on Fight Against Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR) of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) was held from 19th to 20th March 2015, at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya and officially opened by Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita, ICGLR National Coordinator of the Republic of Kenya.
ACCREDITATION OF ICGLR THIRD PARTY AUDITORS: August 2014.
On 5th and 6th August 2014, the Audit Committee of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), at its 4th meeting held in Bujumbura, BURUNDI, finalized the accreditation process of Third Party Auditors within the framework of the Regional Certification Mechanism.
Four audit firms out of the five that had earlier been pre-selected at its third meeting held in Kinshasa on 15th May 2014 were formally confirmed. The ICGLR Secretariat and the Audit Committee are pleased to announce to the stakeholders and the international community that the following firms were accredited by the ICGLR Audit Committee as Third Party Auditors for a period of 3 years:
1. C. Collin Consulting,
2. Estelle Levin Ltd
3. Martello Risk
4. RCS Global
ACCREDITATION OF ICGLR THIRD PARTY AUDITORS: May 2014.
On May 15th 2014 members of the ICGLR Audit Committee met in Kinshasa to review the applications for a call for accreditation of auditors for the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism. Based on a review and systematic evaluation of the 17 applications received, the ICGLR Audit Committee has made the decision to pre-qualify 5 applicants for the initial selection phase.
In the coming months, the ICGLR Audit Committee will continue to work with the pre-qualified applicants to finalise the accreditation process and to conduct initial audits. The continuous review of the accreditation process by the audit committee has the objective of refining and strengthening the ICGLR Third-Party Audit System prior to its full launch. It is anticipated that as the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism continues to expand, along with the number of annual audits required, the ICGLR Audit Committee will launch an open accreditation system.
- Chain of Custody Tracking Baseline Evaluation Rwanda. March 2013
Download report on CoC Baseline Evaluation Rwanda - 130826.pdf
- Partnership Africa Canada Report on ICGLR RMC. March 2011.
Taming the Resource Curse: Implementing the ICGLR Certification Mechanism for Conflict-prone Minerals
This report outlines how to develop a regional certification mechanism for tracking high value and conflict prone minerals in Africa’s Great Lakes region. Based on lessons learned from other certification mechanisms, particularly the Kimberley Process, it promotes key principles that will make for a stronger and more effective regulatory scheme for four minerals—namely gold, coltan, tungsten and tin.