Funder: Agency for International Development
Due Date: 2/12/2018
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development (R&D) interventions to address the continued link between minerals and the funding of armed groups, which facilitates insecurity and instability in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). USAID invites organizations and companies to submit an Expression of Interest, as provided in Section III below. USAID and stakeholders, through the co-creation process, will strive to design a program that will use innovative, private-sector led, scalable, transparent, and sustainable approaches or models that facilitate increased exports of conflict-free minerals, particularly gold; and refine and accelerate the adoption of approaches and models in gold mine sites that strengthen artisanal and small-scale (ASM) miners/ASM communities’ resilience to conflict through enhanced economic activity.