HEALING THE LAND. HELping Communities.

By addressing the legacy of abandoned diamond mines, the Peace Diamonds Restoration Initiative offers an opportunity to close the circle and give back to impacted communities.

The Peace Diamonds Restoration Initiative began as the Land Reclamation Project in Sierra Leone, which has a history of armed conflict where diamonds played a role. The project, with support from the Anglo American Foundation, established partnerships with traditional leaders from regional chiefdoms, local authorities, and national government counterparts from the National Minerals Agency, Environment Protection Agency, and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. This pilot project – and the areas restored – demonstrated that the program was scalable to new sites.

In 2021, with support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, we continued the project in Sierra Leone as the Peace Diamonds Restoration Initiative.

Early additional support from Brilliant Earth and the Gemological Institute of America contributed to the expansion of our work, which centers on gender equality, youth empowerment, environmental planning and management, and the development of sustainable livelihood opportunities.

Healing the land helps heal communities.

Importantly, the Peace Diamonds Restoration Initiative provides a scalable model for multi- stakeholder cooperation, from the design and development process to implementation and evaluation. Through our restoration work, we support entrepreneurship and livelihood development, and we work closely with governments and other key partners to promote soil, water, air, and biodiversity benefits at selected sites.

The Peace Diamonds Restoration Initiative supports environmental and socio-economic development, addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 15, and 17.

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