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Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 25
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Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 22
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.The report highlights environmental, social and business-related impacts associated with…See More
Sep 12
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

Job Posting: Consultant for gender in mining tool

Mining provides vital commodities for a wide range of products and services and has done so through the centuries. But mining also contributes to many of the challenges that the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are trying to address – environmental degradation, water scarcity, negative impacts on human rights, displacement of populations, worsening economic and social inequality, armed conflicts, gender inequality and gender-based violence, tax evasion and corruption, and increased…See More
Aug 2
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

The Power of Partnership

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.It is not just semantics: ever since the …See More
Jun 12
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

The Power of Partnership

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.It is not just semantics: ever since the …See More
Jun 8
Vincent osebe mboga favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
May 15
Yves Bertran Alvarez favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Challenging Cultural Norms in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Crucial to Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment
May 15
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

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
May 15
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May 14
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?"
May 9
Angone MABOLIA favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Crowdfunding Mining Exploration in Canada
May 9
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

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
May 2
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Apr 23
IGF Secretariat posted blog posts
Apr 19
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

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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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

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 14:27 0 Comments

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

The report highlights environmental, social and…

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Job Posting: Consultant for gender in mining tool

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 14:45 0 Comments

Mining provides vital commodities for a wide range of products and services and has done so through the centuries. But mining also contributes to many of the challenges that the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are trying to address – environmental degradation, water scarcity, negative impacts on human rights, displacement of populations, worsening economic and social inequality, armed conflicts, gender inequality and gender-based violence, tax evasion and corruption, and…

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The Power of Partnership

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 18:01 0 Comments

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.

It is not just semantics: ever since the …

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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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