The planetGOLD Indonesia project is involving teachers from primary schools in artisanal and small-scale gold mining areas as agents for an awareness raising campaign delivering information through creative storytelling about the impacts of mercury and ways to avoid exposure.
Learn about WHO's Step-by-step guide for developing a public health strategy for artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury . This guide, together with other resources from WHO, provides important information for governments and communities to reduce mercury exposure from ASGM.
Mongolia, a vast country characterized by rugged landscapes, a nomadic culture, and an active artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector has not been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a robust testing system and restrictions in place, Mongolia has been able to curb extensive spread of the virus, which has plateaued at roughly 1,000 cases per day, but that has not left the ASGM sector untouched from economic impacts.
Voces por una Colombia libre de mercurio es un programa bimensual que llegará a las comunidades con invitados y contenido relevante para todas las personas, organizaciones e instituciones de los territorios donde se desarrolla el proyecto planetGOLD Colombia.
In support of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, our partner the Artisanal Gold Council as the executing agency of the planetGOLD projects in Mongolia and the Philippines highlights initiatives in these countries and three other related country projects in the Asia-Pacific region actively addressing occupational health and safety hazards in the ASGM sector.
The planetGOLD Mongolia project published the article ‘ARTISANAL GOLD: Opportunities For Responsible Investment’ in the March 2021 issue of the Mongolian Mining Journal in English and in the ‘Daily News’ newspaper in Mongolian on March 30th. It touched on some of the key points summarized below. To read the full article in English and Mongolian, please access them via the resource library or directly through the Mongolian Mining Journal’s website.
Conservation International is poised to take on a new role by leading an expansion of planetGOLD, which will broaden the programme's efforts by adding eight additional countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Honduras, Madagascar, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Suriname, and Uganda. Read about new approaches to formalization that will be promoted in this expansion.