The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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.
Artisanal Gold Council planetGOLD Philippines English
The brochure intends to encourage small-scale miners to sell gold to the BSP and its authorized representatives. It contains the advantages of selling gold formally, the basic information about the BSP, and its gold-buying conditions.
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.
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.
UNDP Ecuador/planetGOLD Ecuador, PAGE English
With the aim of reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the gold recovery process in artisanal mining, UNDP Ecuador and PAGE conducted a study revealing significant gains that artisanal miners, processing plants, laboratories and the state could have if the gold recovery process were transferred to small-scale mining plants with appropriate, mercury-free processes. Read the key results in this fact sheet.
PNUD Ecuador Spanish
El Análisis Focalizado de Escenarios (TSA por sus siglas en inglés) provee información económica para apoyar una toma de decisiones informadas sobre políticas y/o inversiones dentro de sectores productivos. El TSA promueve la integración de la gestión de servicios ecosistémicos en los sistemas productivos e informa si las políticas de desarrollo e inversión sectorial tienen sustento económico adecuado.
Step-by-step guide for developing a public health strategy for artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
World Health Organization English
Researchers or other assessors should use this guide to help ministries of health develop a public health strategy as part of the ASGM National Action Plan. The evidence collected will clarify key issues to consider for the public health strategy. The approach for collecting and using the evidence was developed by WHO and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and pilot-tested in three countries – Ghana, Mozambique and Nigeria – between 2017 and 2019.
Also available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
planetGOLD Guyana English
The planetGOLD Guyana project is supporting Guyana with the move towards reducing and eliminating, where possible, the use of mercury in ASGM sector. Here we meet up with one small miner from Region 8 in Guyana, South America where he shares his knowledge on the dangers or mercury and his experience as a miner.
planetGOLD Guyana English
The planetGOLD Guyana project is supporting Guyana with the move towards reducing and eliminating, where possible, the use of mercury in ASGM sector. Here we meet up with one small scale woman miner from Region 8 in Guyana, South America where she shares her knowledge on the dangers or mercury and her experience as a miner.