This work makes a significant contribution to our progress towards the vision of artisanal alluvial diamond mining communities that are conflict and exploitation free, where social dysfunction and environmental degradation are better managed, where miners and diggers’ rights are protected and they get a fair return for their labours and where frequent practices such as hazardous child labour are outlawed and where the revenues from the exploitation of diamonds are reinvested into more sustainable pursuits in the longer term. This vision sees the whole sector contributing to sustainable economic growth and development, poverty reduction and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals not just the top of the pyramid of diamond production.
Jon Hobbs (Chairman CASM and Policy Advisor DFID)
About the editors:
Koen Vlassenroot is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghent, and Director of EGMONT’s Central Africa Programme.
Steven Van Bockstael is a researcher at EGMONT’s Central Africa Programme.
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