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Fitsum Weldegiorgis commented on IIED's blog post 'LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests'
"Just to add to my earlier message, we do have the Tanzanian 'Stories of Change' long read publicly available @ https://www.iied.org/small-ventures-big-hopes . ;"
Oct 24
Fitsum Weldegiorgis commented on IIED's blog post 'LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests'
"Many thanks Piet for your reflection on the 'long read'. We have produced similar piece on Ghana which i think featured on Goxi (see link https://www.iied.org/golden-practices-defy-gloom ). We will also post another on Tanzania…"
Oct 24
Piet Wostyn commented on IIED's blog post 'LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests'
"very interesting 'long read', nicely illustrated! i took the liberty to list a few of what i feel are the most inspiring quotes - adding my own emphasis but (hopefully) not missing the point of the article. INTRODUCTION "As most…"
Oct 24
Mukasiri Sibanda commented on IIED's blog post 'Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change'
"Helpful tips, thanks for sharing"
Oct 24
IIED posted a blog post

Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has many problems – and good stories are not often heard. Gabriela Flores looks at how effective communications can help mining communities learn about good practices that are being developed by their peers"We want to be appreciated for what we are doing," were the first words that a Ghanaian adviser to small-scale gold mines said to me in a recent interview. Coming from someone who travels from small mine to small mine to help operators…See More
Oct 22
IIED posted a blog post

LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests

Sapphires from the island of Madagascar, ranked among Earth's top ten most ecologically diverse countries, wow the world's top traders and jewellers. The nation supplies roughly 40 per cent of all the world's sapphires – yet artisanal sapphire mining harms both this rich biodiversity and the wider environment.Despite its environmental and mineral riches, Madagascar remains among the world's poorest countries. Seventy-five per cent of Madagascans live below the poverty line.Now poor communities…See More
Oct 18
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IGF: Women and artisanal and small-scale mining at Room XXVI of Palais des Nations

October 19, 2017 from 11:45am to 1pm
IIED will be at the annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), which takes place from 16-20 October in Geneva, Switzerland.IIED will host a session on 'Women and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)' on Thursday, 19 October from 11.45am-1pm at Room XXVI of Palais des Nations.The…See More
Oct 13
Gabriela Flores Zavala favorited IIED's blog post "Women are less paid in the ASM sector"
Oct 4
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"Women are less paid in the ASM sector"

So said Francis Opoku, of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) at a thematic dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) held in Accra last month.IIED's work on small and large-scale mining in Ghana, Tanzania and Madagascar supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector.…See More
Sep 30
IIED posted a blog post

LONG READ: The golden practices that defy gloom

From pollution and exploitation to spoiled landscapes, artisanal and small-scale mining ASM in Ghana is mostly known for its faults. But against this backdrop of neglect and degradation, pockets of responsible practice, from land restoration to sustainable water management, quietly exist.Ghana's ASM sector accounts for 35 per cent of the country's gold production. ASM mining employs an estimated one million people, and supports approximately 4.5 million more in the West African country. It's…See More
Sep 12
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
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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 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
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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

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International Institute for Environment and Development
Type of Organisation
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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Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 18:53 1 Comment

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has many problems – and good stories are not often heard. Gabriela Flores looks at how effective communications can help mining communities learn about good practices that are being developed by their peers

"We want to be appreciated for what we are doing," were the first words that a Ghanaian adviser to small-scale gold mines said to me in a recent interview. Coming from someone who travels from small mine to small…

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LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 13:53 3 Comments

Sapphires from the island of Madagascar, ranked among Earth's top ten most ecologically diverse countries, wow the world's top traders and jewellers. The nation supplies roughly 40 per cent of all the world's sapphires – yet artisanal sapphire mining harms both this rich biodiversity and the wider environment.

Despite its environmental and mineral riches, Madagascar remains among the world's poorest countries. Seventy-five per cent of Madagascans live below the poverty…

Continue

"Women are less paid in the ASM sector"

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 21:16 0 Comments

So said Francis Opoku, of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) at a thematic dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) held in Accra last month.

IIED's work on small and large-scale mining in Ghana, Tanzania and Madagascar supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector.…

Continue

LONG READ: The golden practices that defy gloom

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 12:06 0 Comments

From pollution and exploitation to spoiled landscapes, artisanal and small-scale mining ASM in Ghana is mostly known for its faults. But against this backdrop of neglect and degradation, pockets of responsible practice, from land restoration to sustainable water management, quietly exist.

Ghana's ASM sector accounts for 35 per cent of the country's gold production. ASM mining employs an estimated one million people, and supports approximately 4.5 million more in the West…

Continue

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