sharing in governance of extractive industries
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…Continue
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 …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue