Materiales educativos

We want to mobilise as many people and institutions as possible so, for this reason we have included an education for development component in our “Conflict-free Technology” campaign.

Our aim is to generate so much pressure from the public that their representatives in the European Parliament will feel obliged to support more effective regulation and companies will likewise feel compelled to take responsibility for their supply chains. In this way we hope to end the humanitarian tragedy of eastern DRC.

The campaign looks at the “extraction – manufacturing – marketing – recycling” cycle for electronic devices. This is a critical reflection on our own life style, consumption patterns and model of development and their links with mining and the people who both depend on and are harmed by mining. In so doing we raise fundamental questions about the human and environmental sustainability of our current international economic system.

The campaign also makes us aware of the way we use mobile phones in particular and technology in general, fostering responsible use, consumption and recycling.

At ALBOAN, we have prepared a set of training materials, targeting different sectors of the population (school children, students, adults), which encourage people to mobilise and take action. Here you can download the different worksheets to work on the campaign in the classroom with secondary students and/or volunteer groups.



Exhibition’s audioguide: What your mobile hides

This audioguide aims to provide information to understand the relationship between our way of life and the situations we see portrayed in the exhibition, composed of the photographs taken by the journalist Iván Benítez in the Rubaya mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

We propose an itinerary to see the photos in 12 blocks, associating each block to a specific theme. In addition to the audio guide, available on this website, for each of the blocks there are videos, infographics, didactic guides and complementary material associated with each topic.

Exhibition website

Exhibition’s audioguide

Teaching Guide (pdf)

Research Report: The Struggle of Congolese Women in Mining Communities

Investigación: mujeres y minería en Congo

Today we are pleased to present the Women and Artisanal Mining research report conducted by our Congolese partners at Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes des Violences Sexuelles (SFVS). The project, commissioned by ALBOAN for its Conflict-free Technology campaign, was made possible through financing from the Basque Government and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. Read More


File 02 – The path minerals take to our pockets and back

Our mobile devices contain an almost endless list of minerals and raw materials, including the so-called “conflict minerals” 1: tantalum, tungsten, tin (known as 3Ts) and gold sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Great Lakes region. These minerals are hidden inside many of the products we use every day.

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File 00 – How can your mobile change the world?

There are certain electronic devices that have taken up permanent residence in our pockets and bags, devices that many consider indispensable. We are talking, of course, about mobile phones. But what do we really know about them? What do we know about the impact of their manufacturing and use?

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