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Mineral Certification Schemes in the Great Lakes Region

Mineral Certification Schemes in the Great Lakes Region

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The report provides a comparative analysis of three efforts to improve chain of custody assurance in the African Great Lakes Region against the proposed Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) for the RINR, proposed by Partnership Africa Canada, commissioned by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (see Blore and Smillie 2010, and Smillie and Blore 2010).

The study’s goal is to provide the ICGLR with an analysis of existing chain-of-custody (CoC) certification initiatives in the region to inform their drafting of the final version of the RCM’s normative document before its formal adoption, envisaged for December 2010.

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