RMI in MADAGASCAR
establish a FAIR, responsible and sustainable
mica supply chain that is free
of child labor
In Madagascar, mica is mined in Southern provinces of Anosy, Ihorombe and Androy, among the poorest in the island. The situation is very similar to the one in Bihar and Jharkhand: communities struggle with isolation, insecurity, illiteracy and extreme poverty. The lack of clarity of legal framework create an unstable environment for the sector. As in India, these underlying conditions have led to significant social and economic problems, including:
Starting in 2022 and based on its extensive experience in the Indian mica supply chain, the Responsible Mica Initiative launched its activities in Madagascar.
RMI representatives already met with key stakeholders in Madagascar during a multi-stakeholder event hold in February 2022 (here the minutes of the meeting – in French).
On the basis of this meeting, the following was highlighted:
In the short term, the Responsible Mica Initiative will:
To support its new activities in Madagascar, as well as the global Consortium’s project, the Responsible Mica Initiative will shortly look for external expert support.
In particular, RMI will seek expertise to conduct the following exercise:
Mapping of mica supply chain and related stakeholders
Socio-political economy analysis
Keep an eye on this page, the corresponding Terms of Reference will be published soon!