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Vincent osebe mboga favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
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Challenging Cultural Norms in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Crucial to Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal individual miners seeking a subsistence livelihood to small-scale commercial mining…See More
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Angone MABOLIA commented on IGF Secretariat's blog post 'Crowdfunding Mining Exploration in Canada'
"Informative article. Does the crwodfunding in Canada also cover mining ventures in South America and Africa?"
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Crowdfunding Mining Exploration in Canada

In an already risky and expensive business, true innovation can be hard to justify, as proven technologies are an easier sell than those requiring a leap of faith. With the mining industry experiencing a decline in productivity over the past decade, adopting innovative approaches is crucial for the sector’s continued success.However, innovation is not limited to the physical…See More
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Working Collaboratively for Solutions in Mine Closure

A mining operation which is considered consistent with sustainable development is one whereby planning for closure is present during the entire operation of the mine. With mines having a finite life span, it is important to ensure there is a plan for mine closure and post-mining transition once the economically viable products have been extracted.It does not always…See More
Apr 17
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Working Collaboratively for Solutions in Mine Closure

A mining operation which is considered consistent with sustainable development is one whereby planning for closure is present during the entire operation of the mine. With mines having a finite life span, it is important to ensure there is a plan for mine closure and post-mining transition once the economically viable products have been extracted.It does not always…See More
Apr 12
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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Training: An interview with John Tychsen

PanAfGeo launched an initiative supporting the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the creation of an innovative training program. The training program includes the acquisition and development of crucial professional skills to complement qualifications and technical skills. World-class geoscientific experts from African and European geological surveys carry out the training programs.IGF interviewed John…See More
Mar 14
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Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

There was an estimated 40 million people working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in 2017, with an additional 150 million individuals across 80 countries dependant on ASM as part of their livelihood strategies.Women represent a large percentage of the ASM workforce—40 to…See More
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IGF Releases its 2017 Annual Report

Today, the IGF releases its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting successes throughout the year and how leveraging mining for sustainable development can limit negative impacts and ensure financial benefits are shared.The IGF has made tremendous progress since the Government of Canada committed to funding the IGF Secretariat through the International Institute for Sustainable Development. We have…See More
Mar 1
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Minerals in the Green Economy: Solar panels and lithium-ion batteries

The growth of solar photovoltaicsTo meet ambitious national and international emissions reduction targets like the Paris Agreement, low-carbon technologies are essential. One of the most prominent technologies is solar photovoltaic (PV), which converts sunlight into electricity. Last year, solar PV became the fastest growing source of new energy, surpassing all other forms of power…See More
Feb 27

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Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
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International Organisation
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http://www.IGFmining.org
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International Secretariat
About My Work
The IGF is a member-driven organization aimed at providing opportunities for national governments with an interest in mining to share best practices and work collectively to achieve their goals. The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Secretariat duties are performed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Secretariat funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
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gold, diamonds, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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IGF Secretariat's Blog

Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 18:11 0 Comments

This blog was originally published on the Intergovernmental Forum for Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development's (IGF) website. The IGF supports more than 60 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure that negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. 

Women represent a large percentage of the workforce engaged in artisanal and small-scale mining…

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Challenging Cultural Norms in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Crucial to Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 18:07 0 Comments

Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal individual miners seeking a subsistence livelihood to…

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Crowdfunding Mining Exploration in Canada

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 17:18 1 Comment

In an already risky and expensive business, true innovation can be hard to justify, as proven technologies are an easier sell than those requiring a leap of faith. With the mining industry experiencing a decline in productivity over the past decade, adopting innovative approaches is crucial for the sector’s continued success.

However, innovation…

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How Can Universities and NGOs Support Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining?

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 19:39 0 Comments

A key challenge facing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector is its gender imbalance. This inequality results in reduced opportunities for women, including a lack of land rights, an inability to access resources, a lack of access to education and a lack of economic empowerment.



Although various policies and initiatives have been…

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