Democratic Republic of Congo

Dell and IMPACT Announce Collaboration to Support Women’s Empowerment in Democratic Republic of Congo

As the Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for business education of women in Congo focused on investing strategies to support new entrepreneurship opportunities
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TORONTO, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/   Dell is teaming with the Canadian-based non-profit IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.

Ten to Watch: Espoir Kyubwa, Ph.D.


M.D. Candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program at UC San Diego
Education: UC San Diego
2007 Amgen Scholar 

“Tin Mountain” Stirs Up Conflict Minerals Conversations in the Congo


Since the inception of the Dodd Frank Act in 2012, the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been messy. Dodd Frank section 1502 requires companies to identify whether the minerals tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) in their supply chain originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Unless the 3TG comes from a certified mine of origin, DRC sourced minerals are considered to be “conflict minerals”.

Chief Executives Convene with Heads of State at Historic Private Sector Investment Conference in the Africa Great Lakes Region

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KINSHASA, February, 26 2016 /3BL Media/ – Marking the third anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Africa Great Lakes Region, the first-ever Private Sector Investment Conference brought together over 500 high-level representatives from the private sector, Government, civil society and the United Nations on 24-25 February in Kinshasa.

Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Named Mining Company of the Year


Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) recently was named Mining Company of the Year and Best Performer in Environmental Management at the 2015 IPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) Democratic Republic of Congo Mining & Infrastructure conference.

The DRC Mining Industry Awards recognize companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the mining sector.

This is the first year TFM has been named Mining Company of the Year and the second year in a row it has been recognized as Best Performer in Environmental Management.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Economic Impacts to Democratic Republic of Congo and Enterprise Development

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February 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has operations that generate significant economic stimulus throughout most of the Kolwezi region and into the provincial capital of Lubumbashi.

Significant indirect and induced economic impacts arise from company policy to source as many goods and services as possible from local suppliers and through the spending habits of the company’s approximately 8,000 employees and contractors.

Freeport-McMoRan Hires Locally and Develops Specialized Skills

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August 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At PT Freeport Indonesia, located in the remote province of Papua, Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan prioritize the hiring of indigenous Papuans. At year-end 2014, 99 percent of PT Freeport Indonesia employees were Indonesian and of that total, 35 percent were indigenous Papuans (up from 32 percent three years prior).

98 percent of Freeport-McMoRan employees at the Tenke Fungurume Mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are Congolese citizens.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Integrated Malaria Control Programs Reduce Disease Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo & Papua, Indonesia

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September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan company, implements an integrated malaria control program in the communities surrounding its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect its workforce, as well as the community residing within the concession. This malaria control program is the first of its kind in the DRC. An indoor residual spraying program strives to reach all accessible households in the concession. In 2014 there was an 80 percent reduction in total workforce malaria incidence since the start of the program in 2008.

Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Women’s Economic Empowerment Programs

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August 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan has advanced investments in women’s economic empowerment programs, such as “Dreambuilder-Women’s Business Creator,” an online entrepreneurship skills training program that has reached more than 3,600 women in Latin America with more than half from communities in Chile and Peru near Freeport-McMoRan operations.

Freeport-McMoRan Creates Partnerships Through Community Trust Funds

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January 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan has established community trust funds or social funds in Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and the United States, which are managed by community members who determine the allocation of funds to programs that focus on education, health and economic development.

Contributions to the PT Freeport Indonesia Partnership Fund were over $31 million in 2014 and $634 million since its inception in 1996.


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