The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
Uganda National Environment Management Agency English
This video presents the extent of ASGM in Uganda and its dangers for the health of the workers as well as the impacts on the environment.
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).
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Kristin Sippl English
Social and environmental harm continues to emanate from global commodity production despite the array of governance programs trying to mitigate it. This paper examines the evolution of transnational certification standards in an understudied sector: artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Stakeholder Statement on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in Mineral Supply Chains
Women’s Rights and Mining together with the OECD Secretariat prepared the statement, taking into account input from members of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group and comments from participants, including over 50 civil society representatives in attendance from around the world, held during the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, on 25th of April 2019.
Defining the Road Ahead: Challenges and solutions for developing and implementing National Action Plan to reduce mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
UNEP, Africa Institute English
The report discusses the challenges and solution encountered by countries developing National Action Plan for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
World Bank English
This report showcases data contributions made to Delve and demonstrates the potential for a deeper sector analysis when stakeholders share data. As the inaugural report of a planned annual series, the 2019 edition explores the origins and impact of what is identified as the ‘global data gap’ on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). It outlines how through collaboration, the gap can be addressed to guide more effective ASM formalization efforts across the globe. Future reports will examine emerging themes of critical importance to ASM.
This infographic features a visual summary of the key facts and figures about ASGM. It provides answers to questions such as: Why is it hard to formalize the sector; Why is mercury used in ASGM; How does the Minamata Convention safeguard the ASGM sector? Key strategies through which the planetGOLD programme is transforming the sector are also presented.
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.
planetGOLD Guyana English
The planetGOLD Guyana project has completed its first year of implementation. The project team from Conservation International describes some of the challenges and highlights.