Conflict-Free Campus Initiative
The Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI) was a project of the Enough Project and STAND – the student-led movement to end mass atrocities. By encouraging university officials and stakeholders, both of whom are large purchasers of electronics and powerful spokespersons, to commit to measures that pressure electronics companies to responsibly invest in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s minerals sector, students voiced the demand for conflict-free products from Congo.
The movement supported peace, accountability, and economic development in Congo by urging companies to invest responsibly in Congo’s mining sector, not simply 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.