Conflict-Free Campus Initiative
The Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI) is 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 are voicing the demand for conflict-free products from Congo.
The goal of this movement is to support peace, accountability, and economic development in Congo. In order for that to happen, companies must 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. But we must continue to call for additional mining reforms, especially for gold, for investment in livelihood projects for Congolese mining communities who are impacted by market shifts, and for in-region reforms in order to ensure lasting peace has a chance to flourish.