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In September of 2012, the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative was announced by Industry partners convened by the Dutch government. The Conflict-Free Tin Initiative project intends to start a conflict-free tin sourcing program in South Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The initiative pilots new tracking and tracing procedures to ensure the conflict-free status of the supply chain. Following the conflict-free testing phase of the pilot, the initiative will address other mine-site sustainability issues. View project
RESOLVE’s Solutions Network mobilizes leaders in business and civil society to incubate and test ideas and turn them into self-sustaining environmental, social, and health solutions. The program builds solutions step-by-step, starting with more achievable projects, and then tackling challenges that are more complex. The Solutions Network is a voluntary, virtual network supported by RESOLVE collaborative experts and our technical and strategic partners.
- access to RESOLVE’s collaborative experts
(e.g. mediators and facilitators)
- a safe space to explore solutions
- access to ideas and expertise from others
- a network of technical partners
- efficiency in planning and use of resources
- stronger stakeholder relationships
- risk sharing, including RESOLVE assuming risks for some projects
- learning from successes and failures
- recognition for results and partnerships
Partners work together on pilot projects, trials, and case studies to create solutions that are replicable and self-sustaining in organizations or the marketplace.
Today, Network partners are working to create consumer products that use “conflict-free” metals, test biofuels that help reclaim impacted lands, define ethical gemstones, and develop a “wildlife safe” wind program.