The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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Administración de Empresas Pequeñas en el Sector de la Minería de Oro Artesanal y en Pequeña Escala
Artisanal Gold Council and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Spanish
Este plan de capacitación fue creado como parte del proyecto Desarrollo de materiales didácticos para promover la reducción del uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala. Este plan tiene como objetivo ayudar a la capacitación de los mineros de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala, para que desarrollen habilidades empresariales fundamentales. Estos materiales didácticos están diseñados para ser de “libre acceso”, es decir, para que puedan ser usados gratuitamente por programas, organizaciones e instituciones que trabajen en el sector de minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala.
Small Business Management in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector
Artisanal Gold Council and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation English
This curriculum was developed as part of the project Developing Training Materials to Promote the Reduction of Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining. This curriculum is intended to help teach fundamental business skills to artisanal and small-scale gold miners. These teaching and learning materials are designed to be “open source” meaning that they are made available freely for use by programs, organizations and institutions of all kinds working in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector.
Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A Review of Key Numbers and Issues
Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) English
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has benefited from a body of research spanning decades, despite an ongoing lack of understanding and statistical data for the sector. This research paper reviews the existing literature on key thematic areas, bringing various findings together and providing updated information.
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.
Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Peru: A blessing or a curse
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.
planetGOLD Guyana Year 1 Progress Video
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.
Managing Small-Scale Gold Mining and Diverse Rural Development Dynamics: Insights from Cambodia
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.
planetGOLD: A video introduction to the programme
This video gives an overview of the ASGM sector and how the planetGOLD programme is working in partnership with governments, the private sector, and mining communities in 9 countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners.
planetGOLD: Un video introductorio (Subtitulado Español)
Este video con subtítulos en español ofrece una visión general del sector ASGM y cómo el programa planetGOLD está trabajando en 9 países para mejorar significativamente las prácticas de producción y el entorno laboral de la minería artesanal y en pequeña escala.
planetGOLD Launch Event Highlights
Hear from participants in the launch event for the planetGOLD programme (formerly known as GEF GOLD), held on February 18-19, 2019 in London, about their views on the opportunities and potential impacts a cleaner, more responsible ASGM sector could make in mining communities around the world.