Despite facing tremendous challenges in Guyana’s male-dominated world of artisanal & small-scale gold mining, women miners are determined to defy the odds and succeed in a sector that is a key source of livelihoods for thousands in the country. The planetGOLD Guyana project is working to ensure that men and women have equal access to all opportunities available under the project, including access to technologies that are safer for their health and the environment.
The planetGOLD partner project in Ecuador along with the Ministry of Environment and Water, UNDP, the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, IIGE, and the Central Bank of Ecuador are embarking on a new training workshop to help refresh technical knowledge and focus on developing methodologies and strategies to train more than 300 artisanal miners located in Camilo Ponce Enriquez, Zaruma-Portovelo and Chinapintza in 2021.
ASGM is a main source of income for rural communities in the Philippines and has been a catalyst for social and economic progress where it operates, such as the small town of Buenavista, Quezon, home to around 30,000 people. This article from the planetGOLD Philippines team examines how sustainable ASGM can contribute to many social benefits.
Promoción de acciones para la mitigación de impactos y eliminación del uso del mercurio es el nombre del nuevo curso de formación complementaria que hace parte de la oferta educativa del SENA y que se presenta en modalidad virtual con objetivo de instalar capacidad territorial para proteger la salud humana y el medio ambiente de este metal tóxico.
Large-scale gold mining and artisanal and small-scale gold mining often occur together. These interactions are sometimes fraught with conflict, but a growing number of large-scale mining companies are exploring models through which they can achieve co-existence with local ASGM groups.
On recent visits to artisanal mine sites in Burkina Faso, men welcomed the installation of proposed mercury-free treatment unit, but the women miners expressed concerns that the unit would perform all operations of ore processing, eliminating the need for their labour and that if they then lost access to tailings that contain gold this would obliterate their only source of income. Learn how the planetGOLD Burkina Faso project plan to address these concerns and mitigate any adverse gender impacts.