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Pact Institute English
This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.
Spiegel, J. Samuel English
Drawing on cases in two provinces, Kratie and Ratanakiri, the study examines why a nuanced approach is needed that takes into account multiple types of extraction activity and multiple perspectives on how rural stakeholder participation could work in the extractive sector. The article analyzes policy options to sensitively address rural development dynamics in mining areas, suggesting key roles that future research can play in generating useful contextual knowledge that can help improve resource regulation, rural livelihood support services and regional land use planning.
Alianza por la Minería Responsable (ARM) Spanish
Los siguientes testimonios fueron grabados en el Segundo Taller Regional de la Red Latinoamericano de la Alianza por La Minería Responsable (ARM) en La Paz, Bolivia Octubre 2012 en las sesiones sobre género lideradas por Ana María Aranibar Gerente General de Cumbre del Sajama (Bolivia) y Olinda Orozco Zevallos, Presidenta de Red Social (Perú), ambas expertas internacionales con amplio conocimiento y experiencia en el tema de género y comunidades mineras.
Plataforma Integral de Minería a Pequeña Escala (PIM) Spanish
María Flores Soto es una mujer minera dedicada al "barranquilleo" (extracción artesanal de oro aluvial). El siguiente microdocumental comparte un resumen de la vida cotidiana de las mujeres mineras, así como las acciones que el Proyecto Qori Suma viene implementando para cambiar la situación actual del sector Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE).
Para más información, visite: www.plataformaintegraldemineria.org
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA Gems and Nineteen48, Pact is creating a new ethical gemstone supply chain that is helping women miners in Umba to mine legally, to work more safely, to improve their gem and market skills, to raise their incomes, and to be recognized for the arduous work that makes consumers’ jewelry possible. In this video, meet Moyo miner Fatuma. Learn more at moyogems.com.
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA Gems and Nineteen48, Pact is creating a new ethical gemstone supply chain that is helping women miners in Umba to mine legally, to work more safely, to improve their gem and market skills, to raise their incomes, and to be recognized for the arduous work that makes consumers’ jewelry possible. In this video, meet Moyo miner Prisca. Learn more at moyogems.com.
U.S Department of Labor English
The Department of Labor's annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
TRANSMAPE. Community Engagement for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Social Learning
The TransMAPE project was the result of coordinated action between the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and the Vice Ministry of Mines in Ecuador with its related institutions, and with the support of other academic institutions and community-based ASM organizations. The primary long-term objective of the TransMAPE project was to co-design a training program for miners, communities, regulators and policy-makers to assist in the technical certification of small-scale artisanal mining in Ecuador. CIRDI’s aim was for a competency-based training program that builds the capacity of ASM miners.
UNIDO, UNDP English
From 2002 to 2007, the Global Mercury Project demonstrated ways of overcoming barriers to the adoption of best practices and pollution prevention measures that limit the mercury contamination of international waters from artisanal and small-scale gold mining. This archive of the project web site allow users to explore the many useful products generated.
Kenneth Porter, Artisanal Gold Council English
The liquidity crisis affecting artisanal gold mining communities around the globe has the potential to turn into a humanitarian crisis. As miners’ ability to sell their gold for cash deteriorates, the growing concern is that miners will be left with gold in their pockets but no food on the table. The most at risk are those rural and isolated communities whose economies are almost entirely dependent on gold, such as Choco, Colombia.