The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
The 2019/2020 Annual Progress Report published by planetGOLD provides an overview of the progress made since the launch of the planetGOLD programme in early 2019 and includes data from the initiation of each of the national projects through fall 2020. This executive summary provides a snapshot of the key points from the full report, across the programme's 4 key programmatic areas: formalization, access to finance, technical solutions, and access to formal markets.
While the ASGM sector is present across Peru, the department of Madre de Dios is the epicenter of illicit alluvial gold extraction and the accompanying deforestation. This case study examines the complex drivers behind ASGM sector expansion, the devastating impacts on biodiversity in the region, and the strategies implemented to address the impacts of ASGM in Madre de Dios by the Government of Peru.
Patricia Quijano Vallejos, Peter Veit, Pedro Tipula and Katie Reytar English
Conducting geospatial analysis of the Amazon biogeographic region, this report estimates, for the first time, the full extent of legal, large-scale mining concessions and illegal mining operations on Indigenous territories within the rainforest. The study focuses on Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru.
Julius Opiyo was 12 years old when he started working in the mine to pay for school. Today he is Manager at MICA MINERS COOP LTD, Kenya’s first formalised ASM cooperative. This is his story and his recommendations to governments working to formalise their informal ASM sector.
Assessing Drivers for “Formalization Readiness” in ASM Communities in Kenya: Understanding the Role of Cooperatives
This study came at the request of the Kenyan State Department of Mining. Given the emphasis on ASM cooperatives in supporting the formalization process within national and county government policy, this study seeks to better understand what cooperatives need to successfully form, and how the government can best support cooperatives in the formalization process.
James Kirwa English
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) activities have been hit hard by the coronavirus and the ongoing nationwide curfew, as miners and investors contemplate on the future of the sub-sector. Among them is artisanal mining based partnership projects by mining consultancy firm -EcoCentric, which have been postponed.
Franco Arista - planetGOLD Perú Spanish
Esta presentación fue elaborada como parte de una serie de webinars sobre Comercio Justo del Oro en Perú y Ecuador. En el documento se presenta los diferentes tipos de certificación de oro limpio dirigidos a la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala (MAPE).
A combination of factors is driving the continued use of mercury, including the lucrativeness of the trade, the informality of the ASGM sector, the poverty of many miners and the power imbalance between many traders and miners. Mercury governance within the investigated countries has potential for improvement. To tackle the mercury problem, action should be taken that addresses the problem from all angles and takes all key stakeholders into account. The report is a compilation of findings from investigations that IUCN NL’s local partner organisations carried out. More detailed findings for each country can be found in the respective country/regional report.
La MAPE en tiempos del COVID-19: ¿Cómo reactivar la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala en el Perú?
Franco Arista, Coordinador Nacional del proyecto planetGOLD en Perú Spanish
Este documento producido por planetGOLD Perú se orienta al sector de la Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE) en el Perú, brindando un análisis sobre los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 y la propuesta de algunas medidas que faciliten su reactivación y proceso de formalización.
Franco Arista, National Coordinator of planetGOLD in Peru English
This document produced by the planetGOLD project in Peru puts a focus on the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in the country in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, providing an analysis of the effects of the pandemic and proposing some possible measures to facilitate its reactivation and formalization process.