The Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI) draws on the power of student leadership and activism to support peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. By encouraging university officials and stakeholders, both of which are large purchasers of electronics and powerful spokespersons, to commit to measures that pressure electronics companies to invest responsibly in Congo's minerals sector, students are voicing the demand for conflict-free products from Congo.
The goal of this movement is to support peace, accountability, and prosperity in Congo. In order for that to happen, companies should invest responsibly in Congo's mining sector, not resort to sourcing their minerals elsewhere. With companies like Intel, Apple, Motorola, and others leading the way, we've seen a significant increase in corporate commitments to supporting the development of economic opportunity in the region. But much work remains. We must continue to call for additional mining reforms, especially for gold, and for investment in livelihood projects for Congolese mining communities who are impacted by market shifts and in-region reforms.
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