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VPs working group in Lubumbashi: Supporting the management of security and human rights risks in the former Katanga - DRC

The former Katanga region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to one of the largest copper and cobalt deposits worldwide. What is often referred to as the "copper belt", is a region crucial to multinational tech and extractive companies as it provides minerals that are essential to the production of batteries of electric cars and smartphones. To respond to the need of improved field implementation of the Voluntary Principles in this resource-rich province, the SHRIM enables a project implemented jointly by DCAF and its local partner Justicia Asbl. It supports a previously established multistakeholder working group which can identify and address security and human rights related risks in the province.