The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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.
World Bank PACT English
This presentation explores potential risks to the health of ASM communities presented by the pandemic including access to adequate healthcare and delivery of preventative health services. In addition findings on the impact of the pandemic on men and women were explored, highlighting the disproportionate negative impact of food security experienced by women.
planetGOLD Philippines / Artisanal Gold Council Filipino
This set of posters developed by the planetGOLD Philippines project team with content produced by the Artisanal Gold Council are awareness raising resources on COVID-19 for the artisanal mining sector. One poster focuses on preventive measures at the mining site, while the other poster provides general information about COVID-19. The information is based on the most recent scientific findings on the coronavirus and recommendations from reputable health organizations.
Olivia Lyster and Josephine Singo English
This blog contributes to this ongoing discussion by providing insights on the gendered impacts of the pandemic on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities. They draw on our recent data collection in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC as part of the Delve COVID-19 Impact Reporting initiative.
Victoria Gronwald and Josephine Singo English
Levin Sources launched a research effort into the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on ASM communities in Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the DRC, as part of a global data collection exercise on the impacts of COVID-19 in ASM communities. This blog highlights 4 of their key findings from Uganda.
Elard Mawala, Lotte Hoex, Mieke Thierens English
Set up as a small qualitative scoping study, this IPIS Insight aims to highlight key elements of the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 measures and restrictions on artisanal mining communities in northern Tanzania, as observed by selected members of these mining communities.
Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA English
83% of the world’s mining workforce relies on Artisanal and Small Scale mines for their livelihood. That comes to roughly 40.5 million people. These people were vulnerable before COVID-19 and even more so now. As gold prices rise, so does exploitation and violence for these miners.
Programa Nacional para la Gestión de Sustancias Químicas Peligrosas Spanish
Con el objetivo de apoyar a la Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE) el Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida de PNUD en alianza con planetGOLD y financiamiento de GEF junto al Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético (IIGE) presenta la segunda “Las Reglas de Oro” video con consejos para retomar las actividades laborales en la MAPE.
National Program for the Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances Spanish
Con el objetivo de apoyar a la Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE) el Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida de PNUD en alianza con planetGOLD y financiamiento de GEF junto al Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético (IIGE) presenta “Las Reglas de Oro” consejos sencillos para que este sector productivo tome medidas frente a la COVID-19.
planetGOLD Peru, Solidaridad, Alianza por la Minería Responsable, Artisanal Gold Council, Red Social, Megam, Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica, Fairtrade & Pure Earth Spanish
Part of the Campaña "MAPE sin COVID-19" (ASGM without COVID-19 Campaign) led by the planetGOLD Peru project and a coalition of other organizations and local governments, this poster provides artisanal and small-scale mining communities with recommended steps for disinfecting objects and surfaces. It is designed to be printed on A4 size paper.