Artisanal and Alluvial (WGAAP)
The Working Group on Artisanal and Alluvial Production (WGAAP) is the youngest working group of the Kimberley Process (KP).
The WGAAP aims to promote more effective internal controls on the production and trade of alluvial diamonds. This will ensure that only diamonds produced and traded in accordance with national legislation and Kimberley Process Certification Scheme standards can be exported or polished locally.
The work of this group goes to the very heart of the KP, since over 10 million diamantaires, miners and diggers, including their families, are precisely in this sector of the industry.
Members and Observers:
the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Ghana, Guyana, Namibia, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Côte d´Ivoire, Liberia, the Russian Federation, Partnership Africa Canada.