After 30 years, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has changed its name to IMPACT to more accurately reflect its work on natural resource management in areas where security and human rights are at risk. The organization’s tagline—Transforming natural resource management Empowering communities—conveys IMPACT’s focus to provide capacity and spotlight to local actors to mobilize and challenge how their natural resources are managed. IMPACT was established in 1986 as a Canadian civil society coalition, tasked with distributing funding from the Canadian International Development Agency to address the root causes of conflict and to promote development in Africa. In the mid-1990s, IMPACT’s role disbursing funds ended and the organization grew into a global leader on research and policy related to conflict diamonds and minerals. 

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