The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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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 source and fate of sediment and mercury in the Tapajo´s River, Para´, Brazilian Amazon: Ground- and space-based evidence
Kevin Telmer, Maycira Costa, et al. English
This paper presents results of mercury (Hg) in surface waters and soils and an analysis of satellite imagery from the Tapajo´s River basin, Brazilian Amazon, and the Reserva Garimpeira do Tapajo´s, the legal gold mining district of the basin.
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.
Aplicación de la Guía de la Debida Diligencia de la OCDE para empresas comercializadoras de minerales en Colombia
Christophe Hanne; ARM Spanish
Esta cartilla fue concebida como instrumento práctico y didáctico para que las empresas comercializadoras y demás actores de la cadena de suministro de minerales conozcan la ruta mediante la cual se identifiquen y mitiguen los riesgos, a la vez que se promueva la llegada de este mineral a los mercados internacionales de una manera legítima.
Developing public health strategies for artisanal and small-scale mining within the Minamata Convention on Mercury: findings and lessons learned from country workshops
World Health Organization English
To support ministries of health develop their detailed public health strategies for inclusion in ASGM National Action Plans (NAP), WHO, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, developed a research approach. The approach was pilot tested in three African countries in the process of developing a NAP. The evidence collected and the recommendations that emerged by applying the research approach guided ministries of health and other stakeholders in developing the public health strategies. This document is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Sasha Lezhnev English
The technology, jewelry, financial, and automotive sectors are increasingly at risk of purchasing gold that benefits armed groups responsible for mass atrocities in multiple countries in East and Central Africa. Five main policy issues continue to incentivize the conflict gold trade and disincentivize the responsible artisanal trade, presenting key opportunities for action by governments, companies, and banks.
The 2019/2020 Annual Progress Report published by planetGOLD 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. This executive summary provides a snapshot of the key points from the full report, across the programme's 4 key programmatic areas: formalization, access to finance, technical solutions, and access to formal markets.