The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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Step-by-step guide for developing a public health strategy for artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
World Health Organization English
Researchers or other assessors should use this guide to help ministries of health develop a public health strategy as part of the ASGM National Action Plan. The evidence collected will clarify key issues to consider for the public health strategy. The approach for collecting and using the evidence was developed by WHO and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and pilot-tested in three countries – Ghana, Mozambique and Nigeria – between 2017 and 2019.
Also available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
planetGOLD Indonesia, Marcello Veiga English
What is mercury, and what can happen if you are exposed to it? In this comic book created by the planetGOLD Indonesia project with a script by Professor Marcello Veiga, these topics and more are explored through animated characters teaching young audiences fundamental truths about the dangers of mercury in ASGM and how they can avoid it.
Ce court résumé exécutif donne un aperçu des points clés du rapport complet à travers les quatre domaines programmatiques clés du programme planetGOLD : formalisation, accès au financement, solutions techniques et accès aux marchés formels.
Ce rapport donne un aperçu des progrès réalisés depuis le lancement du programme planetGOLD au début de 2019 et comprend des données depuis le lancement de chacun des projets nationaux jusqu’à juin 2020.
Developing public health strategies for artisanal and small-scale mining within the Minamata Convention on Mercury: findings and lessons learned from country workshops
World Health Organization English
To support ministries of health develop their detailed public health strategies for inclusion in ASGM National Action Plans (NAP), WHO, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, developed a research approach. The approach was pilot tested in three African countries in the process of developing a NAP. The evidence collected and the recommendations that emerged by applying the research approach guided ministries of health and other stakeholders in developing the public health strategies. This document is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Recognizing that lasting change requires addressing root economic and social drivers of mercury use, planetGOLD is working to accelerate formalization, increase access to formal finance and open avenues to formal gold markets, creating the enabling conditions for the uptake of more efficient, mercury-free technology. This report 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.
The Quick Start Guide summarizes and provides a visual overview of the key issues and recommendations for incorporating gender dimension into National Action Plans for artisanal and small scale gold mining. The document is based on the detailed guidance presented in UNEP's Guide on Incorporating Gender Dimensions into National Strategy Setting in the Context of Chemicals Management - currently in its draft version.
Great Lakes Center for Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health at University of Illinois at Chicago (A WHO Collaborating Centre) English
This curriculum was designed to be used globally in training healthcare workers to recognize, diagnose, treat, and prevent mercury toxicity among ASGM miners, their families, and their communities. This publication contains all elements of the curriculum, including recommended agendas, pre- and post-course evaluations, slide sets with narratives on each slide, lesson plans, and tools for classroom activities.
A Guide for Governments, Companies and Practitioners: To Support Women's Rights and Mitigate Gender Risks During OECD Due Diligence Implementation
Women's Rights and Mining English
Women’s critical role in mineral production and trade - and the unique risks and challenges they face – need to be made visible to support more equitable development gains. Here are 10 strategies to strengthen risk mitigation strategies during OECD Due Diligence Implementation.
GIZ Women's Rights and Mining English
This encyclopedia offers a snapshot of some of the key actors, initiatives and programmes in the field of gender and mining. It is intended as a living document, there to help practitioners gain an overview of the sector and potentially ideas for projects or collaborations, rather than as a comprehensive document setting out the definitive list of who is who in the field.