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  • standard_MAPE_02_Puno_Peru
    News
    5 January 2021

    Expertos nacionales y extranjeros analizarán reducción del mercurio en minería artesanal

    El taller internacional "Experiencias exitosas sobre MAPE responsable" se realizará entre el 11 y 15 de enero del 2021. En cuyo marco se intercambiarán experiencias exitosas, lecciones aprendidas e iniciativas que promueven la práctica de una MAPE responsable.

  • camarines_norte
    Voices
    24 December 2020

    The Resiliency of the Philippine Small-Scale Mining Communities

    Bayanihan Amidst Super Typhoons and a Pandemic: A whole-of-society approach is needed in the Philippines to ensure that the ASGM sector fully recovers from three typhoons and delivers social and economic benefits not just for the miners, but for the country as a whole.

  • Miner wearing hard hat - ARM image
    Voices
    21 December 2020

    Improving the artisanal and small-scale mining sector through due diligence: the CRAFT Code

    The Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT) is newly revised with improvements incorporated and a renewed structure to make it easier to read the standard. Natalia Uribe from the Alliance for Responsible Mining gives an overview of the key changes that have been made, and writes that the set of criteria planetGOLD is creating aligning with the standard follows CRAFT's intention to facilitate the application of the OECD Due Diligence Guide in the ASM sector.

  • COVID safety poster hung in Philippines mine site
    Voices
    21 December 2020

    Updates on COVID-19 Impacts in planetGOLD Countries

    Earlier this year projects within planetGOLD shared information on how the pandemic affected ASGM in their respective countries. In a new blog this week, we summarize recent updates from the planetGOLD country project managers on the current state of the ASGM sector at this stage of the pandemic in terms of mining operation status, gold prices, travel restrictions, and constraints on planetGOLD project activities.

  • Woman miner in Guyana
    Voices
    17 November 2020

    Humanizing Gender Dynamics within Guyana's ASGM Sub-Sector

    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.

  • Miners with hard hats in Ecuador
    News
    16 November 2020

    Building Capacity for 300 Miners in Ecuador

    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.

  • Lanscape image from Buenavista
    Voices
    12 November 2020

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining boosts rural programs and infrastructure development in the Philippines

    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 responsible ASGM can contribute to many social benefits.

  • Mujer mercurio colombia
    News
    29 October 2020

    Colombia presenta curso virtual sobre eliminación del uso del mercurio

    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.

  • open pit gold mine
    Voices
    19 October 2020

    Tackling the Challenges of the Interface Between Large-Scale and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    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.

  • Burkina Faso women at mine site
    Voices
    15 October 2020

    Challenges and Opportunities for Women at Artisanal Gold Mining Sites in Burkina Faso

    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.

  • Expedición Mercurio Icono
    Voices
    10 October 2020

    Perú promueve campaña de sensibilización sobre el mercurio

    El Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), a través del proyecto planetGOLD Perú, han iniciado la campaña de sensibilización “Expedición Mercurio”. Esta iniciativa se realizará del 10 al 30 de octubre con el objetivo de informar y sensibilizar sobre los impactos del mercurio en la salud y el ambiente en el marco del Convenio de Minamata sobre el Mercurio.

  • Expedición Mercurio Icono
    Voices
    10 October 2020

    Peru promotes mercury awareness campaign

    Peru's Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the planetGOLD Peru project, have initiated an awareness campaign called "Expedition Mercury." This initiative will take place from October 10 to 30 with the objective of informing and raising awareness about the impacts of mercury on health and the environment within the framework of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.