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Impact monitoring for artisanal miners and rights-based training for migrant workers

This month, we share exciting news regarding the ASM Grand Challenge competition hosted by Conservation X Labs. Each year, global innovators are invited to design solutions to transform artisanal mining. In a time when maintaining the status quo in commodities sourcing practices and risk monitoring comes with environmental and human rights complications, competitions like the ASM Grand Challenge provide an outlet for ideation and collaboration between individuals, organizations, and institutions to generate innovative solutions to age-old problems within artisanal mining.

We are also excited to announce our collaboration with Quizrr in the MOVE initiative that will  give migrant workers in Thailand access to rights-based training, education and feedback channels to disclose working conditions. Read on for more updates!

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Matokeo wins the Tungsten Award Winner at the ASM Grand Challenge - Impact Monitoring for the ASM Sector! 
We're excited to share that we and our teammates from IPIS received the Tungsten award at the ASM Grand Challenge this year. Our winning solution, Matokeo, is a mobile-based technology solution to help monitor social, environmental and human rights hotspots in Eastern Congo and create more cost-effective and miner-centric monitoring systems.

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Ulula is featured in the PepsiCo Human Rights Report 2019
In their latest Human Rights Report, PepsiCo details their collaboration with Cargill and ProForest to pilot Ulula's worker voice technology in their value chain to provide real-time information on key risk indicators at the plantation level and drive two-way feedback with workers to prioritize remediation.
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Founders and collaborators of the MOVE network launch a mobile app migrant workers in Thailand 
We're excited to be part of the MOVE initiative which gives migrant workers in Thailand rights-based training, education, and information to increase their access to reliable information about Covid-19 and training in employment law in their native language. The app also offers channels to anonymously provide feedback on their working conditions, especially during the pandemic when worker feedback is difficult to capture on-site.

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 ULULA IN THE MEDIA 
PODCAST: Ulula's Thomas Radal speaks about a tech worker voice solution to effectively measure human risks
On this episode of The Good Goods podcast, Ulula's Thomas Radal speaks about how organizations can transform social compliance and make CSR policies more efficient and truly worker-centric through the use of worker voice technology.
Listen to the full episode (FR)
 UPCOMING EVENTS 
Carbon offset projects can help develop communities, replenish forests and establish renewable energy sources so that we can reap for years to come. Hear from thought-leaders, community builders and project developers about how offsetting our carbon footprints can help renew our planet’s future, on Monday, Oct 26. Register free here
Join our webinar with Löning – Human Rights & Responsible Business on how businesses can build effective human rights due diligence systems in the food sector, with a focus on innovative ways of conducting Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) and building effective two-way grievance mechanisms
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STAY IN THE LOOP

Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain
International Labour Organization | October 21, 2020

2020 KnowTheChain Food & Beverage Benchmark
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | October 14, 2020 

Covid-19 prompts 'enormous rise' in demand for cheap child labour in India
The Guardian | October 13, 2020

Social Audit Reforms and the Labor Rights Ruse
Human Rights Watch | October 7, 2020 

Podcast: prospects for mandatory due diligence legislation in Germany and the EU
Ergon | October 1, 2020 
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