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The usaid broad agency announcement for
"establishing conflict free supply chains in eastern drc and reducing the vulnerability of artisanal and small-scale mining communities to conflict"
usaid/drc office of economic growth
baa number: 720660baa1800001
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.
The intent of the baa is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high-quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. Usaid will invite selected public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, u.s. And non-u.s. Governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations, as detailed below, to co-create r&d solutions to the problem and challenge statements stated in this baa in section ii.
Co-investing: the purpose of this baa is to align usaid goals with a range of partners to facilitate share...