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THE DIAMOND MINING INDUSTRY GENERATES OVER 40% OF NAMIBIA'S ANNUAL EXPORT EARNINGS.


As one of Namibia's major natural resources, diamonds have created approximately 3,200 jobs and contribute approximately 10% of GDP. They are bringing real improvement to the daily lives of Namibia's people, providing essentials such as school books and electricity. The diamond industry and Namibian Government have partnered to create local cutting and polishing industries to further expand the country's economy and provide revenues for more families and communities in Namibia.

 

 

Sources

[click here] to visit the World Diamond Council website


[click here] to visit the Kimberley Process website

Benefits to Botswana of cutting and polishing

[Click here]
to see how local Botswana residents are learning a new trade.

Making a difference videos:

Making A Difference Videos:
see how diamonds are making a positive impact on many African countries.

Conflict Diamonds & the Kimberley Process

[Click here] for more information and to view Industry Response to Conflict Diamonds video.