This guest article based on the experiences of the Impact Facility and TDI’s research, supported by planetGOLD, considers the current status of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) as an impact investment sector and the barriers it faces, and ways to potentially erode these barriers.
Earlier this month, planetGOLD hosted an exhibit at the 2020 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention—the world’s largest mining and mineral exploration convention—to talk about socially responsible investing opportunities in artisanal & small-scale gold mining and to highlight planetGOLD's work with 9 countries to promote safe, cost-effective ASGM mining practices that benefit everyone, from mine to market.
Part of our series lifting up the voices of women miners in observance of International Women's Day, this article spotlights female miners in Ecuador known locally as "jancheras," and the actions our partner project, the GEF-funded National Program for the Environmental Sound Management and Live Cycle Management of Chemical Substances, is taking to support them.
Part of our International Women's Day series highlighting the experiences, strengths, and challenges of women in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector, this article spotlights some of the great resources and stories housed in our Knowledge Repository that were created by other organizations in the global ASM community.
This International Women's Day we are lifting up the voices of female gold miners working in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. This article spotlights women in two of our project sites in Indonesia.
Effective communication practices are critical to demonstrating the important contributions artisanal & small-scale mining makes to sustainable development. Check out these 16 inspirational case examples & accompanying issue brief with lessons and recommendations.