The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), which has financially supported the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) continues to support the Diamond Development Initiative since 2009, has extended that relationship with another donation a few days ago.
“The WFDB's contribution is very important to the work we do," says DDI Executive Director Dorothée Gizenga, "we rely on ongoing partnerships like this one to ensure continuity and long-term results in our efforts to formalise the artisanal and small-scale diamond mining sector."
WFDB President Ernest Blom notes that his organisation supports high standards in the diamond supply chain, including in artisanal production. "Artisanal miners are part of the worldwide diamond industry, and we are proud to collaborate with DDI to ensure that they follow best practices in their production, while at the same time ensuring their rights are respected. When issues related to artisanal mining are addressed, everybody wins,” he said.