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25 items found for Knowledge-sharing in ASM Communities
Alliance for Responsible Mining English
Managing the risk of forced labor in ASM is complex. Strategies to tackle it must address the double objective of eradicating forced labor and making sure that innocent people who rely on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining for their livelihoods are not excluded from mineral supply chains. ASM is a poverty-alleviating activity that directly and indirectly employs hundreds of millions of people around the world; excluding ASM from mineral supply chains could have a terrible impact on their livelihoods. The aim of this toolkit is to provide a handson approach that will help organizations, companies and government institutions to cooperate with artisanal miners rather than exclude them.
Battelle and The Cadmus Group, Inc. USAID English
These guidelines are designed for project managers, project implementers, practitioners, or others working on development or environmental management projects that could impact ASM projects or communities that engage in ASM. This document addresses: (1) impact of development projects on ASM; (2) impacts of ASM on the environment, health, and socio-political systems; (3) best practices on mitigation measures for minimizing impacts of ASM; (4) impact of climate change on ASM; and (5) impact of ASM on climate change.
African Minerals Development Centre English
This Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play in the sector, more so in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM). In Africa, the ASM workforce comprises no less than 40-50% women; this report highlights a selection of them in Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania, and reveals the key challenges that women face in the sector and what can be done to make it more gender-responsive
Doris Buss, Blair Rutherford, Jennifer Hinton and Jennifer Stewart (Carleton University); Joanne Lebert and Gisèle Eva Côté (Partnership Africa Canada); Abby Sebina-Zziwa, Richard Kibombo and Frederick Kisekka (Development Research and Policy Analysis Center) - Institute for the Study of International Development English
This paper examines: the structural gender inequalities that impact on access to resources and relationships; gendered social and political institutions that structure ASM livelihoods; and gendered “meaning systems,” the discourses, terms, and metaphors that structure how mining and mining activities, and the women and men whose lives are enmeshed in those activities, are made knowable.
Human Rights Watch English
This report examines child labor and exposure to mercury in small-scale gold mining in Tanzania, Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer. It documents the harmful effects of mining on children, including its impact on the enjoyment of their rights to health, education, and protection from violence and abuse. The report focuses on hard rock mining, whereby small-scale miners remove and process rocks from pits to extract the ore. Human Rights Watch conducted research in Chunya district (southern Tanzania), in Geita and Kahama districts (northwestern Tanzania), and in the cities of Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and Mbeya.
OK International English
A pilot program to introduce safer mining practices in Nigerian gold mining communities has reduced blood lead levels by 32%, according to a study published today. This is the first study to report on a successful intervention to reduce lead exposures among artisanal miners in communities were hundreds of children have died from lead poisoning from the high levels of lead present in the gold ore.
This video gives an overview of the ASGM sector and how the planetGOLD programme is working in partnership with governments, the private sector, and mining communities in 9 countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners.
World Gold Council
A web page from the World Gold Council exploring the interaction between the large-scale (LSM) and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sectors, including potential roles for LSM companies in interacting with and supporting ASM
IMPACT/Sven Torfinn English
This video tells the stories of Josephine Kibondo and Moza Zawadi, two women artisanal gold miners in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. They share about their life as artisanal miners and, while they say it’s hard work, they rely on the income from artisanal mining to support their families.
Artisanal and small-scale mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an economic activity upon which an estimated 12 to 15 percent of the population relies,2 often involves child labor. The complex economic and societal considerations that drive children to work in the cassiterite, coltan, and wolfram mines in the northern parts of the country’s Katanga province are complex. Pact undertook this study to better understand the motivating factors and the context that lead children to work in mines. Insights from this research enable Pact and others to implement appropriate, realistic interventions for child miners in the DRC.