A conversation with:

Hillary W. Amster

Senior Program Manager

Responsible Business Alliance

Sasha Lezhnev

Deputy Director of Policy

Enough Project

Moderated by:

Bronwyn Bruton

Director of Programs and Studies

Deputy Director, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

Welcome and Introduction by

Brad Brooks-Rubin

Managing Director

Enough Project

J. Peter Pham

Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives

Director, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

Conflict minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, have long been at the root of much of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, while progress has been made to reduce the revenue generated by armed groups from three of these four minerals, conflict gold continues to be the largest source of financing to these groups, and conservative estimates say $300–600 million worth of Congolese gold is smuggled out of the country each year. Much of this gold is smuggled or traded in the Great Lakes region of Africa, and later traded on international markets, including in the United States. 


On the occasion of the launch of the latest Sentry investigative report on the conflict gold trade, please join the Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Enough Project, on Wednesday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for a discussion on policy and due diligence measures that the US government, the private sector, and European and African governments can take to address the conflict gold trade and support a more responsible global gold supply chain. 

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Metro and Parking Information

Atlantic Council

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators)

Washington, DC 20005

This event is on-the-record and open to press.