The MetTrak System at Rutongo: A Preliminary Assessment

"This report is a preliminary evaluation conducted by Partnership Africa Canada of a new digital tracking technology for conflict minerals currently operational at the Rutongo Mines site in Rwanda. This is the first time this technology has been applied in the Great Lakes region. The aim of the report is to provide a functional level evaluation of the MetTrak tracking system as implemented at the Rutongo Mines in Rwanda. In particular, the evaluation focusses on the system’s ability to fulfill the chain of custody requirements of the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM), which is itself compliant with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. This report is not a technical brief, and so does not provide technical specifications."