Extractive Industries Governance in the DRC

Project presentation The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to many of the minerals required for the green energy transition, yet these minerals are extracted from the country instead of being leveraged to induce sustainable development in Congo. This not only disrupts the global value chain linking DRC to consuming countries, but also perpetrates … Continued

Security, Human Rights and Critical Minerals

Project presentation Mining of critical minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents great promise for economic and social development in a country with chronic instability and weak governance. The project aims to improve the human rights and security of communities living around mining sites in the DRC through dialogue with government and private … Continued

Premium carbon credits for solar empowerment

Project Presentation Namene provides affordable, reliable, everyday devices to low-income, off-grid families – harnessing clean technology to transform lives. Their high-quality solar lights are subsidised through the sale of Gold Standard Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs), allowing them to bring clean lighting to underserved households in Africa at up to 70% off on retail value. Each … Continued

Jeunesse Sahélienne pour l’Action Climatique

Project presentation As part of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, under the Environment Preservation and Climate Change Cluster, the Jeunesse Sahélienne pour l’Action Climatique (JESAC) is a youth empowerment for climate justice project in Niger and Burkina Faso. In the context of the Great Green Wall Initiative, this innovative agroforestry project was developed involving local … Continued

« Madini » Minerais pour la paix

Project presentation The Madini project uses conflict management interventions and improvements in mining governance in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to secure access to critical minerals, while simultaneously ensuring these key minerals are exploited responsibly. The project thus contributes to the stability and economic development of the mining areas, creating a win-win situation … Continued

Tizeti community WiFi, powered by Eutelsat.

Project presentation Low broadband in Nigeria reaches less than 44% mobile and 2% fixed internet penetration out of a population of 200 million. This project leverages satellite broadband infrastructure from Eutelsat and Tizeti’s community Wi-Fi management platform to deliver a fast and affordable public Wi-Fi hotspot service in underserved areas in Nigeria. The project seeks … Continued

Escrime et Justice réparatrice

Project presentation The changing situation of minors in detention is one of Senegal’s greatest current challenges. They become entrenched in a chaotic trajectory, thwarting both repressive judicial decisions and conventional educational measures. Yet few initiatives are devoted to them. The Escrime et Justice réparatrice method aims to fill this gap. Co-constructed with the Penitentiary Administration … Continued

Using Circus to Overcome Inequality

Project presentation Circus Zambia is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering marginalized youth, enabling them to become catalysts for positive change. Their innovative approach harnesses the transformative power of circus sports, fostering holistic development of the body, mind, and soul through comprehensive programs focused on physical, educational, and life-skills advancement. They have already impacted the … Continued

SecureID+: Enhancing Digital Identity with AI

Project presentation SecureID+ leverages AI to enhance digital identity systems, prioritizing privacy and inclusivity. It addresses identity verification challenges for diverse populations globally, ensuring secure digital interactions. By detecting identity fraud, promoting inclusivity, and establishing ethical AI practices, SecureID+ fosters cross-sector collaboration and interoperable digital identity systems. Capacity building and awareness initiatives drive responsible AI … Continued

Renforcer l’intégrité en RDC

Project presentation The “Strengthening Integrity in the DRC” program, which has been running for almost three years in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is part of a positive effort to combat corruption, one of the main drivers of the conflict, violence, and underdevelopment that plague the country. Civil society supports integrity through … Continued