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  • Hand with small gold nugget and calculator
    Voices
    27 March 2020

    Building a Frontier Impact Investment Sector—The Path Forward for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (Part 1)

    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, the barriers it faces, and ways to potentially erode these barriers.

  • Representative at planetGOLD PDAC booth
    Voices
    16 March 2020

    planetGOLD at PDAC 2020

    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.

  • Taller socialización Plan MAPE Puno
    News
    13 March 2020

    Perú realiza talleres de socialización del Plan de Acción Nacional para la reducción del uso de mercurio en la MAPE

    El plan contiene ocho estrategias que buscan mitigar los riesgos en la salud y el medio ambiente provocadas por el uso del mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala.

  • Woman miner "janchera"
    Voices
    6 March 2020

    Women with a Golden Will

    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.

  • Screenshot of IMPACT video
    Voices
    6 March 2020

    From the Community: Women-Centered Stories & Resources

    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.

  • Rosna - female miner from Hulawa Village, North Gorontalo, Indonesia
    Voices
    5 March 2020

    Toward Gender Equality in Indonesia

    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.

  • Solidaridad image: The Golden Line photo shoot with woman miner
    News
    28 February 2020

    New resources: How to provide a more balanced view of ASGM

    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.

  • Thomson Reuters image of model from Michelle Yeoh oped
    News
    20 February 2020

    OPINION: Let’s make sustainability a fashion statement

    In this op-ed, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh argues that as fashion has become more affordable, the resulting increased production of clothing and accessories is straining our natural resources such as cotton, leather, and wool. The article points out the benefits of a sustainable fashion industry, and highlights our program's work in Indonesia, implemented by UNDP, as one example of working toward more sustainable jewelry.

  • Group photo visit with jancheras association
    Voices
    5 February 2020

    Perú y Colombia visitan Ecuador para compartir buenas prácticas

    Los equipos del proyecto que trabajan en planetGOLD en Perú y Colombia viajaron a Ecuador recientemente para reunirse con socios estratégicos, planificar actividades conjuntas y compartir buenas prácticas.

  • Group photo with community leader Bertha
    Voices
    5 February 2020

    Peru and Colombia teams visit Ecuador to share good practices

    With the aim of promoting safe, clean and profitable small-scale gold mining in the Andes region, the project teams working on planetGOLD in Peru and Colombia traveled to Ecuador last month to meet with partners working there, to plan joint activities and share good practices.

  • Image of miner with equipment
    News
    20 January 2020

    Perú impulsa proyecto para reducir el uso de mercurio en la minería artesanal

    El proyecto contempla capacitaciones en 12 comunidades y organizaciones mineras ubicadas entre Arequipa, Piura y Puno, con la finalidad de reducir 15 toneladas entre emisiones y liberaciones de mercurio en los próximos cinco años, según este artículo publicado en AméricaEconomía.

  • planetGOLD Peru inception workshop presenters
    News
    17 January 2020

    MINAM fortalece acciones para reducir emisiones de mercurio

    Como parte de las acciones del Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM) para reducir los riesgos por mercurio en el sector de minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala en el país, se realizó el Taller de Inicio del proyecto “Gestión Integrada del Mercurio en la Minería de oro Artesanal y de Pequeña escala (MAPE) en el Perú– planetGOLD Perú”