On March 16th 2021, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition will bring both ends of the diamond supply chain together in the first of a series of virtual events aimed at surfacing the experiences of communities living in diamond mining areas with members of the jewelry industry.
Participants will hear directly from individuals negatively affected by diamond mining, from the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition, and members of the jewelry and diamond industries.
Individually, mining communities and retailers may have little leverage over the industry and governmental actors that have set the seemingly intractable rules of the game. But as the African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
Let us come together to develop a new, unified voice in the conversation around the responsible sourcing of diamonds. Any ideas, inputs, comments and questions from participants to this webinar will be much appreciated.
TIME 11:00 – 12:30 ET (1.5 hours) (8:00 AM Los Angeles, 12:00 São Paulo, 15:00 Sierra Leone, London, 16:00 Antwerp, 17:00 Harare) Due to daylight savings time changes happening this month, the conversions are atypical.