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planetGOLD Mongolia English
The objective of this report is to summarize gender dynamics in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector and their social and economic implications on women miners in Mongolia. The report concludes that, while some barriers exist, the ASGM sector offers viable livelihoods options for women and identifies encouraging opportunities for women to serve as agents of change for formalization and better mining practices.
PNUD Perú Spanish
El taller internacional "Experiencias exitosas sobre MAPE responsable" se realizó entre el 11 y 15 de enero del 2021 más de 30 organizaciones mineras e instituciones internacionales públicas y privadas de Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Indonesia, Honduras y Perú compartieron sus experiencias exitosas en la adopción de tecnologías limpias, así como la aplicación de mejores prácticas en la MAPE.
UNDP Peru English
The international workshop "Successful Experiences in Responsible ASGM" was held between January 11 and 15, 2021, more than 30 mining organizations and international public and private institutions in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Indonesia, Honduras, and Peru shared their successful experiences in adopting clean technologies, as well as implementing best practices in ASGM.
Does formalizing artisanal gold mining mitigate environmental impacts? Deforestation evidence from the Peruvian Amazon
Nora Álvarez-Berríos, Jessica L'Roe, Lisa Naughton-Treves English
This study examines patterns of mining-related deforestation associated with formalization efforts in a gold-rich region of the Peruvian Amazon. It found that responses to formalization varied with changing context and while formalization may curb mining in some circumstances, it may exacerbate it in others. Without adequate enforcement, interagency coordination, and attention to competing land claims, formalizing ASM may accelerate ecological destruction.
Kennedy, T., Martin, T., Lee, M., RESOLVE English
The Guide is organized by decision making milestones to help users recognize the key FPIC considerations associated with each stage in a project lifecycle. Within each milestone, a “for communities” section outlines key considerations, perspectives, and approaches that may be helpful to communities.
Pact Zimbabwe has piloted trainings to enhance artisanal and small-scale gold miners’ skills in three districts: Gwanda, Kwekwe and Shurugwi. Trainings have covered topics which include; safety and environment management, mining legislation, efficient mining techniques, mercury abatement, child labour, gender equality & mining and financial literacy. To ensure trainings are replicable and sustainable beyond the life of ZAAMP, and to build the capacity of local organizations to conduct similar trainings, Pact Zimbabwe consolidated training materials into a Training Handbook
Marcena Hunter, Mukasiri Sibanda, Ken Opala, Julius Kaka and Lucy P. Modi English
Research covered multiple countries, providing insights into national and regional market dynamics and trade flows. The cross-border regional dynamics of illicit gold supply chains means examination of this issue requires applying a wide lens. South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe were selected for field research, with some limited research conducted in South Africa.
Natalia Uribe English
The content in this blog is the result of the research paper authored by Natalia Uribe Martinez, Standards and Certification manager, as part of her master’s in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Hague, The Netherlands. This research article is being submitted for publication in the Journal Extractive Industries and Society.
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.
Using the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas, this series of assessments on Colombian gold supply chains analyses the conditions of mineral extraction and related risks in Colombia as a whole and by region.