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Handup Congo
Part of Refugee Week

Congo's Cobalt: In Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

Where
Online
Online
See event description for details on how to connect.
When

Thursday 22 June 2023 from 11am to 12pm

Cost

Adult: AUD5.00 (USD 3.50)

Join HandUp Congo’s Dr Michael Nest online for a timely conversation with two experts on how modern-day slavery, human trafficking and child labor powers today’s electronic world.

How can we lead change in our device-driven global society?

This discussion will feature Claire Harris, researcher with experience in the implementation of ethical sourcing in supply chains, and award-winning author Siddharth Kara. The topic will be based on Kara’s book, Cobalt Red. Dr Diulu Kabongo, a Congolese emergency medicine specialist, will describe the vital need for trained healthcare workers in the artisanal mining sector. Questions are welcome in advance via handupcongo@gmail.com or in the chat box.

Registration: $5, with proceeds going to emergency medicine education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thousands of artisanal miners – many of them children – endure immense suffering and even die mining cobalt. With the help of the DRC Emergency Medicine Association www.amurdc.org, we can make a difference.

Can’t attend but would like to make a difference? Tax deductible donations available through Rotary www.rawcs.org.au Project Building a Healthy Congo – 47-2015-16, designate ‘mining’.

For information about donations or emergency medicine education please contact us: handupcongo@gmail.com.

This event is in collaboration with the DRC Emergency Medicine Association www.amurdc.org and Australia’s Refugee Week 18-24 June refugeeweek.org.au. The 2023 theme is Finding Freedom.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 11 AM Sydney AEST (Refer to www.Worldtimebuddy.com for the date and time in your area.)

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