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This handbook is the result of a training workshop for staff from the geological survey authorities, the regulatory agencies and the universities involved in the ASM sector to strengthen their capacity to better assist the country’s ASM operators. It is intended to serve as a reference for the future involvement of the geological survey authority’s staff in the country’s ASM sector.
USAID; Wake Forest University; Centro de Innovación Científica Amazonica Spanish
Esta guía está dirigida a personal de salud, docentes, promotores, líderes comunales y todas aquellas personas interesadas en apoyar acciones de difusión, sensibilización y educación para prevenir la exposición de la población al mercurio
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.
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.
IMPACT/Sven Torfinn English
This video tells the stories of Josephine Kibondo and Moza Zawadi, two women artisanal gold miners in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. They share about their life as artisanal miners and, while they say it’s hard work, they rely on the income from artisanal mining to support their families.
Battelle and The Cadmus Group, Inc. USAID English
These guidelines are designed for project managers, project implementers, practitioners, or others working on development or environmental management projects that could impact ASM projects or communities that engage in ASM. This document addresses: (1) impact of development projects on ASM; (2) impacts of ASM on the environment, health, and socio-political systems; (3) best practices on mitigation measures for minimizing impacts of ASM; (4) impact of climate change on ASM; and (5) impact of ASM on climate change.
Doris Buss, Blair Rutherford, Jennifer Hinton and Jennifer Stewart (Carleton University); Joanne Lebert and Gisèle Eva Côté (Partnership Africa Canada); Abby Sebina-Zziwa, Richard Kibombo and Frederick Kisekka (Development Research and Policy Analysis Center) - Institute for the Study of International Development English
This paper examines: the structural gender inequalities that impact on access to resources and relationships; gendered social and political institutions that structure ASM livelihoods; and gendered “meaning systems,” the discourses, terms, and metaphors that structure how mining and mining activities, and the women and men whose lives are enmeshed in those activities, are made knowable.
The World Bank English
This publication was designed as an easy to-use toolkit for identifying the gender dimensions of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Comprehending this dimension of ASM means understanding how men and women are differentially involved in and affected by ASM, and the factors surrounding their engagement in ASM. By so doing, projects and policies can be put in place to ensure that men and women have equitable opportunities for participation at all stages of the ASM value chain, as well as access to the benefits of ASM, and that neither men nor women disproportionately bear the risks associated with ASM.
CIRDI & The School of Government and Public Policy /Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) English
This video was created during the conference held in February 2017 in Lima. The conference sought to provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection on the issue of gender in the context of the extractive industries in order to foster debate on public policies that incorporate a gender perspective in the mining sector.
Guidance Document: Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce and Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
United Nations Environment Program Global Mercury Partnership Arabic
This document represents an expansion of the UNEP Guidance Document: Developing a National Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (UNEP 2011), and is intended to reflect advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. Although this guidance document is not legally binding and is not to be construed as a further elaboration or official interpretation of the Minamata Convention, it is intended to provide guidance to countries in formulating NAPs that are consistent with the requirements of the Minamata Convention, and provide technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM.