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Pact Institute English
This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.
SDC experiences with Formalization and Responsible Environmental Practices in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Latin America and Asia (Mongolia)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation English
The present paper summarizes the lessons learnt by SDC and its cooperation partners at governmental, institutional and community level during the past two decades. It is dedicated to the millions of artisanal miners and their families who deserve a life in dignity, and intended as a contribution to the common global goal of reducing mercury emissions.
Peru Support Group English
This report argues that recognition of this diversity of responsible vs. irresponsible operators will be a key first step in allowing the government to develop adequate policies to effectively interact with the sector. The current policy of criminalisation, on the contrary, risks undermining an industry which represents one of the few viable sources of income for the country's impoverished groups.
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.
This guidance document outlines a process to assess and manage the environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) for governments and miners. The approach focuses on incremental and achievable environmental outcomes at individual ASM mines.
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.