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  • PH_Primary Health Care 1B
    22 March 2024

    Women at the Forefront of Healthier and Safer ASGM

    The planetGOLD Philippines project, in collaboration with Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC), held a Seminar-Workshop on Community Health and Environment for women small-scale miners in Sagada, Mountain Province. The event, attended by 30 women miners from Barangay Fidelisan, aimed to enhance primary health care delivery and safety in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. The workshop covered topics such as Universal Health Care, environmental safety, and emergency response, empowering participants with the knowledge and skills to improve workplace safety and community health. This initiative aligns with the 2019 Universal Health Care Act and supports the broader goals...

  • PH_TWG Meeting 1B
    22 March 2024

    Sustainable Investment in Gold Mining Communities

    The first Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting of planetGOLD Philippines took place on March 12, 2024, focusing on the implementation and sustainability of the CRAFT Code planetGOLD version. This initiative, operationalized based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, aims to improve access to finance and markets for small-scale gold miners. The meeting was attended by representatives from various government agencies, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), alongside local government officials and CRAFT Code focal persons from...

  • PH_Women Leadership 1B
    15 March 2024

    Building a Future of Women Leaders in ASGM

    Learn about how planetGOLD Philippines and Camarines Norte State College (CNSC) organized a two-day gender-responsive leadership training for 30 women small-scale miners in Paracale, Camarines Norte, focusing on enhancing their leadership and organizational management skills to empower them within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector.

  • PH_MOSH Training 1B
    26 February 2024

    Safer Mines, Stronger Future:

    Discover how planetGOLD Philippines and the Regional Mine Safety and Health Council Cordillera Administrative Region (RMSHC-CAR) are driving advancements in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. They are achieving this by conducting Mine Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) training sessions. Stakeholders from various ASGM organizations attended these sessions, which focused on educating participants about potential hazards in mining operations and imparting best safety practices. Led by experienced professionals, the training equipped miners with knowledge and skills to identify and mitigate risks, fostering a safer working environment. Participants also had the opportunity to visit mineral processing facilities to apply...

  • BNHS 0B
    20 December 2023

    Youth for Responsible Gold

    Explore the kick-off of the "Youth for Responsible Gold" Educational Roadshow by planetGOLD Philippines, delving into the realm of advocacy and responsibility in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) through engaging activities tailored for elementary and high school students. This series highlights the commitment to education and empowering the youth in advocating for a safer, cleaner, and more equitable ASGM sector.

  • Ofat 4B
    18 December 2023

    Protecting Lives in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sector

    Learn about the collaborative efforts of planetGOLD Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Mountain Province Chapter, and the Sagada Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) in enhancing occupational first aid and emergency management skills for small-scale miners in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. The two-day training session covered modules and hands-on workshops addressing first aid, basic life support, emergency care, and specific scenarios related to mining activities. The initiative aims to prioritize the safety of small-scale miners, fostering a more prepared and resilient community capable of responding to emergencies and disasters in mining areas.

  • ASGM Forum PH 1B
    15 December 2023

    Empowerment through Engagement and Participation

    Gain insights into how the planetGOLD Philippines project addresses challenges and maximizes opportunities based on study results. To tackle these issues, the project team initiated the ASGM fora series, focusing on the theme "Empowerment through Engagement and Participation: A Forum on Government Information and Services for Small-scale Miners."

  • RTD Paracale 2
    8 December 2023

    Advancing Women’s Labour Rights in ASGM and Beyond

    Learn about the efforts to advance women's labor rights in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) and the informal economy through a series of Roundtable Discussions (RTDs) hosted by planetGOLD Philippines in Paracale, Camarines Norte, and Sagada, Mountain Province. The RTDs aimed to address challenges faced by women workers in ASGM, emphasizing the impact of unpaid care work on their economic independence. Participants discussed government support, training programs, and the need for sustainability. The discussions highlighted the importance of collaboration among government agencies and the establishment of a council for women workers in ASGM and the informal economy to create...

  • AO COP5 1B
    20 November 2023

    Reflections on Minamata COP-5 – Abigail Ocate

    Abigail Ocate provides insightful reflections on the Minamata Convention on Mercury's fifth Conference of the Parties (COP-5).

  • NSBSSMAI Leadership Training with MPSPC 2
    30 October 2023

    Building A Stronger Future through Today’s Leaders of ASGM

    In collaboration with the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, the planetGOLD Philippines project, conducted a leadership and organizational management training for the leaders of the project's partner mining association in Sagada, Mountain Province. The program aimed to enhance leadership skills and organizational management understanding, fostering resilience and innovation within the small-scale mining community in Sagada.

  • Cover social image planetGOLD technology transfer document
    30 October 2023

    Examining Technology Transfer Experiences in the planetGOLD Programme

    As Member States and observers gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the 5th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the planetGOLD programme aims to contribute to the global knowledge base on reducing mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Explore the information document the programme has published detailing lessons learned from technology transfer activities in planetGOLD phase 1 projects.

  • COMP Summit Cover 2b
    21 September 2023

    Shining a Spotlight on ASGM's Vital Role in the Philippine Sustainable Mineral Development

    The planetGOLD Philippines Project showcased the vital role of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) at the Mining Philippines 2023 Conference. As the only ASGM-focused participant, the project emphasized ASGM's contribution to sustainable mineral development in the Philippines. With exhibits featuring informative displays, documentaries, and interactive games, the project aimed to engage and educate diverse audiences on responsible mining practices. The conference focused on collaborative stakeholder efforts and technology integration for environmentally responsible and socially inclusive mining operations.