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Fitsum Weldegiorgis favorited IIED's blog post Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?
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Fitsum Weldegiorgis favorited IIED's blog post Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?
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Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?

Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’ as shorthand for illicit diamond trade funding wars in African…See More
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Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?

Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’ as shorthand for illicit diamond trade funding wars in African…See More
Dec 6
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The new face of informality in the Tanzanian mineral economy

Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has long been a mainstay of Tanzania’s rural economy, contributing to the livelihoods of more than three million Tanzanians. ASM is nonetheless yet to realise its full development potential, with the sub-sector continuing to be beset…See More
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Mukasiri Sibanda commented on IIED's blog post 'Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change'
"Helpful tips, thanks for sharing"
Oct 24, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
Gabriela Flores Zavala favorited IIED's blog post "Women are less paid in the ASM sector"
Oct 4, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017

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International Institute for Environment and Development
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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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Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 18:07 0 Comments

Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.

Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’…

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The new face of informality in the Tanzanian mineral economy

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 22:27 0 Comments

Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has long been a mainstay of Tanzania’s rural economy, contributing to the livelihoods of more than three million Tanzanians. ASM is nonetheless yet to realise its full development potential, with the sub-sector…

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Wanted: ASM consultant in Tanzania

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 11:16 0 Comments

The International Institute for Environment and Development is seeking a consultant to coordinate the work of the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Learning and Leadership Group in Tanzania.

In November 2017, IIED, in collaboration with Tanzanian partners HakiMadini and MTL Consulting, successfully conducted a…

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IIED to host 3rd online artisanal and small-scale mining day

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 13:45 0 Comments

IIED will host its third 'digital day' dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 15 March 2018, connecting mining stakeholders across the globe.

IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders around the world to collaborate online on 15 March, using the hashtag #shareASM.

The aim is to provide an…

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