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Bulgan Batdorj favorited IIED's blog post In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar
Apr 19
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In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar

GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of Deutsche…See More
Apr 5
IIED posted a blog post

In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar

GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of Deutsche…See More
Apr 4
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IIED's January newsletter on artisanal and small-scale mining

The January artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter was issued by the International Institute for Environment and Development on Monday, focusing on dialogue in Tanzania and Madagascar, team participation at international discussions, and hearing the voices of miners in Ghana.The IIED Artisanal and small-scale mining newsletter is sent out quarterly, and updates from the team…See More
Jan 23
IIED posted a blog post

2nd online artisanal and small-scale mining day

The International Institute for Environment and Development will host a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 1 February, 2017, using online networks to connect mining stakeholders across the globe.IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders around the world to…See More
Jan 19
Fitsum Weldegiorgis commented on IIED's blog post 'Talking sustainable development in the troubled world of ASM'
"@Andres, i could not agree more. Whether we want to address poverty; mitigate negative impacts to the environment, health and societal fabric; or promote viable economic benefit in an ASM community it is imperative to propertly face the sector from…"
Nov 2, 2016
Andres Recalde commented on IIED's blog post 'Talking sustainable development in the troubled world of ASM'
"Very interesting analysis in the connection between SDGs and ASM. I am now convinced that ASM should be approached as poverty alleviation instead as a mining operation. The efficiency and knowledge to do proper mining is barely there. Instead you…"
Nov 2, 2016
A blog post by IIED was featured

Talking sustainable development in the troubled world of ASM

Fitsum Weldegiorgis explores how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can make a positive contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is often seen as an unwelcome activity that degrades the environment, and has a negative impact on communities.The sector, however, directly involves an estimated 25 million people (indirectly supporting 150 million), and provides essential livelihoods in some of the world's poorest and most marginalised…See More
Oct 28, 2016
IIED posted a blog post

Talking sustainable development in the troubled world of ASM

Fitsum Weldegiorgis explores how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can make a positive contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is often seen as an unwelcome activity that degrades the environment, and has a negative impact on communities.The sector, however, directly involves an estimated 25 million people (indirectly supporting 150 million), and provides essential livelihoods in some of the world's poorest and most marginalised…See More
Oct 25, 2016
Mulya Jules commented on IIED's blog post 'ASM dialogue creates ambition for change in Ghana'
"The real challenge is to regroup artisanal miners into formal business structures. 200m shafts require a huge amount of timber that no-one is replanting and often it's indigenous species of forest that get wiped out. I suggest ASM…"
Sep 27, 2016
A blog post by IIED was featured

ASM dialogue creates ambition for change in Ghana

A dialogue in Ghana presented a unique opportunity to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to realise the potential of small-scale mining...IIED's first local artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) dialogue brought together more than 50 representatives from government, civil society, academia, and industry for a four-day workshop. It was a chance to experience the realities of small-scale mining, share perspectives, and work together to address some of the challenges facing…See More
Sep 20, 2016
Gabriela Flores Zavala favorited IIED's blog post Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue
Sep 20, 2016
Gabriela Flores Zavala favorited IIED's blog post Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue
Sep 20, 2016
Fitsum Weldegiorgis favorited IIED's blog post Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue
Sep 19, 2016
IIED posted a blog post

ASM dialogue creates ambition for change in Ghana

A dialogue in Ghana presented a unique opportunity to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to realise the potential of small-scale mining...IIED's first local artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) dialogue brought together more than 50 representatives from government, civil society, academia, and industry for a four-day workshop. It was a chance to experience the realities of small-scale mining, share perspectives, and work together to address some of the challenges facing…See More
Sep 19, 2016
A blog post by IIED was featured

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue

Ghana’s artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nation’s most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting approximately 4.5 million more. Yet the majority of miners in Ghana operate informally, without the security of a licence.Formalising Ghana’s ASM sector is therefore a significant, timely and pressing…See More
Sep 16, 2016

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International Institute for Environment and Development
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International Organisation
Website
http://www.iied.org/towards-inclusive-responsible-mining
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Policy research organisation
About My Work
IIED builds bridges: between local and global, policy and practice, rich and poor, government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups.

Our work on small and large-scale mining supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector – with empowered local communities, enlightened decision makers and sensitivity to the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders.
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gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, redistribution and sustainable development
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In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 17:26 0 Comments

GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.

The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of…

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Six steps forward for African mining

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 16:09 0 Comments

Reflecting on common themes emerging from Cape Town's Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba 'counter-summit', Fitsum Weldegiorgis sets out six ways to keep momentum going, for driving a profitable African mining sector that also delivers for its people.

The …

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IIED's January newsletter on artisanal and small-scale mining

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 14:21 0 Comments

The January artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter was issued by the International Institute for Environment and Development on Monday, focusing on dialogue in Tanzania and Madagascar, team participation at international discussions, and hearing the voices of miners in Ghana.

The IIED Artisanal and small-scale mining newsletter…

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2nd online artisanal and small-scale mining day

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 17:38 0 Comments

The International Institute for Environment and Development will host a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 1 February, 2017, using online networks to connect mining stakeholders across the globe.

IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders…

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