The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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planetGOLD Philippines / Artisanal Gold Council Filipino
This set of posters developed by the planetGOLD Philippines project team with content produced by the Artisanal Gold Council are awareness raising resources on COVID-19 for the artisanal mining sector. One poster focuses on preventive measures at the mining site, while the other poster provides general information about COVID-19. The information is based on the most recent scientific findings on the coronavirus and recommendations from reputable health organizations.
Olivia Lyster and Josephine Singo English
This blog contributes to this ongoing discussion by providing insights on the gendered impacts of the pandemic on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities. They draw on our recent data collection in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC as part of the Delve COVID-19 Impact Reporting initiative.
Victoria Gronwald and Josephine Singo English
Levin Sources launched a research effort into the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on ASM communities in Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the DRC, as part of a global data collection exercise on the impacts of COVID-19 in ASM communities. This blog highlights 4 of their key findings from Uganda.
PACT & University of Delaware English
Pact and the University of Delaware’s Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) is the first report assessing all positive and negative relationships between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Women Mine-rock Waste Collectors in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Ecuador: Challenges and Opportunities
Patricio Colón Velásquez-López, Claudia Páez-Varas, Ximena Benavides-Zúñiga, Francisco Gallegos, Gerald Fallon English
CIRDI conducted an exploratory study of the nature of women mine-rock waste collectors’ (WWC) activities and analysed their working conditions managing mine waste rock in Ponce Enríquez, Ecuador. A WWC is locally known as janchera, and currently hundreds of women are involved in this activity within artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Elard Mawala, Lotte Hoex, Mieke Thierens English
Set up as a small qualitative scoping study, this IPIS Insight aims to highlight key elements of the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 measures and restrictions on artisanal mining communities in northern Tanzania, as observed by selected members of these mining communities.
y Lucy Atim, Mesiya Mwangoka, Dr. Laura Martins (Montrose International) and Sophie Rickard (Independent Consultant) English
This study offers a thorough review of the evidence around Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the mining sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
planetGOLD Perú Spanish
Este reporte analiza los casos de contagios del COVID-19 y su evolución, entre los meses de junio y julio del 2020, correlacionando la información con zonas de pequeña minería y minería artesanal (MAPE) con el propósito de brindar información a las autoridades y líderes mineros para que adopten mecanismos de prevención ante la propagación potencial del virus en las comunidades mineras.
Chemical hazards in the artisanal gold sector: Impacts of mercury, cyanide and silica dust on human health and environment
Artisnal Gold Council English
This brochure provides a brief overview on the health and environmental impacts of mercury, cyanide and silica dust in the sector. Chemical risks do not only affect miners, but also their communities. Mercury and cyanide are both highly toxic to human health. However, only mercury persists in the environment and can travel long distances in the environment. Exposure to very fine silica dust is a common hazard in hard rock mining, but one that can easily be prevented
Marcello M. Veiga and Jennifer J. Hinton English
This article reviews the use of mercury in artisanal mining and highlights the role miners, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played in communicating facts, perpetuating myths and deriving solutions for mercury pollution. This article also raises some key concerns that must be addressed to understand the behaviour of mercury in the environment and identifies solutions for problems facing communities where artisanal gold mining operations have been abandoned.