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Kenneth Davis

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Kenneth Davis

Progamme Officer, Chemicals and Health Branch, United Nations Environment Programme
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  1. NAP status map


    Mercury in ASGM: Latest trends from Minamata National Action Plans

    Explore the latest trends in mercury use, workforce, mercury reduction targets, and more for the ASGM sector based on the data harvested from the Minamata National Action Plans.

  2. Guyana tailings


    Tales of Mercury-Containing Tailings

    Due to inefficiencies in ore processing, some ASGM tailings contain unrecovered gold. If the tailings contain mercury and are reprocessed using cyanide, significant mobilization of mercury to the environment can occur. This article reviews current tailings practices and provides recommendations on sound management of mercury-containing tailings in the ASGM context.

  3. Sierra Leone no2


    The Sustainable Development Goals Through the Lens of Responsible Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining

    We often say that responsible artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is a tool for sustainable development. What do we mean by that? This article examines key opportunities for responsible ASGM to contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to the 2030 Agenda.

  4. Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering covid-19 case map


    Monitoring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

    COVID-19 is having profound impacts throughout the world. Although the hardest hit areas so far are not artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) hot spots, as the virus spreads, this is sure to change quickly. The planetGOLD team is closely monitoring the potential impacts COVID-19 may have on the health and well-being of artisanal mining communities and our country projects.