sharing in governance of extractive industries
This photos is of a husband and wife engaging in artisanal mining (ASM) for diamonds and gold in the gravel bed of the Bonsa River, Ghana. The photo illustrates the nature of small groups and families working in the ASM sector. The USGS has been working cooperatively with West African nations since 2005 in assessing their ASM (alluvial diamonds) sector in support of the Kimberley Process.
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