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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.
K.J. Bansah, N.K. Dumakor-Dupey, B.A. Kansake, E. Assan, and P. Bekui English
The paper includes a case study of an informal ASM-affected community located in the Western Region of Ghana. A two-phase mixed-method approach consisting of literature reviews, questionnaires, interviews, and water quality assessments was employed.
IIED & IGF English
This case study highlights how to improve women’s participation in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), complementing the IGF’s previous report, Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Challenges and opportunities for greater participation.
The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries
ARM, PACT English
This report of the East Africa Research Fund (EARF) project ‘Understanding the Economic Contribution of Small-scale Mining in East Africa’ addresses the first of three main objectives of the Terms of Reference, namely to conduct an overarching synthesis to understand the impact of small-scale mining operations on economies and livelihoods in low to middle income countries, and explore the implications for three case study countries Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in East Africa.
Estimating mercury use and documenting practices in artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Methods and tools
UNEP, Artisanal Gold Council English
This guidebook and toolkit have been designed to assist governments, civil-society organizations, and the private sector of countries in preparing a National Action Plan for reducing mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
Interactive, online guide that synthesizes and connects existing information on mercury-free practices in the ASGM sector through simple graphs, decision trees and illustrative success stories.This guide builds upon the UNEP Technical Guide: "Reducing Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Practical Guide"
UNEP, UNITAR English
This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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.
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.