The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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Antoinette van der Merwe English
Can blockchain be a substitute for trust relationships to support responsible sourcing from artisanal miners? The main obstacle for using blockchain is to create a link between the physical world (the traded gold) and the digital (the blockchain). While blockchain could contribute to a more transparent gold supply chain, it has a limited ability to ensure responsible sourcing from artisanal miners.
MIT D-Lab and Alliance for Responsible Mining English
The MIT D-Lab Inclusive Economies program and the Alliance for Responsible Mining in Colombia, joined together to launch a two-year program addressing gender-based violence affecting women engaged in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Antioquia region of Colombia.
The project uses an innovative movement-building approach to foster women miners’ associations and homegrown advocacy to address social and economic gender-based violence in mining communities in Andes, Zaragoza, Nechí, and El Bagre in Antioquia, Colombia.
UNDP Ecuador/planetGOLD Ecuador, PAGE English
With the aim of reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the gold recovery process in artisanal mining, UNDP Ecuador and PAGE conducted a study revealing significant gains that artisanal miners, processing plants, laboratories and the state could have if the gold recovery process were transferred to small-scale mining plants with appropriate, mercury-free processes. Read the key results in this fact sheet.
Caring Gold Mining Project: Comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan (CMEP) end-of project data analysis
International Labour Organization English
The purpose of this analysis is to compare what was planned for in the CMEP with what was achieved and what could have been done differently to serve as a learning for other Projects.
planetGOLD Guyana English
Mining districts and their nearby Indigenous Communities in Guyana have been impacted by COVID-19. This booklet provides guidance and recommendations for the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector to support a safe, clean, and healthy environment for workers.
Oscar Katho, Joanne Lebert, Jean Paul Lonema, Patience Singo, and Gerard van der Burg English
Read IMPACT's latest report based on its experiences implementing the Just Gold project in DRC from 2012 to 2020 which sought to test whether and how artisanal gold could be traced from mine site to market. The report promotes transparency to assist others committed to supporting security, development, and equality for women and men miners and ASM communities.
Evaluating and Monitoring Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Use: Building a Knowledge-base with Satellite Imagery and Field Work
Daniel Stapper and Kevin Telmer English
This project was a pilot study at building a basic database for ASM sites in Brazil and Indonesia. The aim was to combine field work with satellite imagery to build a database that would span spatial scales and times greater than possible through field work alone.
The ‘Zambia Model’: A blueprint for formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa?
Gavin Hilson English
This paper outlines a framework for facilitating the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral processing and extraction – in sub-Saharan Africa.
Doris Buss & Blair Rutherford English
This paper provides an overview of extant research on gender and women’s livelihoods in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), mostly of precious or high-value minerals, and some of the gaps that the papers assembled in this special issue address. This introductory paper also seeks to frame the special issue by questioning the forms of visibility of “women in mining” in policy and scholarly work.
Brechas de género en la minería: La minería artesanal y de pequeña escala colombiana desde una perspectiva de género
Arcos, Ander, Rivera Guzmán, Estefanía Spanish
El presente estudio pretende aportar a la comprensión sobre las desigualdades de género en la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala a través de los pensamientos, visiones y percepciones de mineros y mineras sobre estas; así como analizar desde un enfoque de género las normativas y políticas públicas aplicables al sector minero.