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Mining responsibly: Workshop in Liberia addresses voluntary standards

Workshop on Responsible Mining, Lisa Sumi/IRMA

The West African country of Liberia has large raw material reserves but is still one of the poorest countries in the world. One of the reasons for this is the unsustainable extraction of raw materials, causing social and ecological damage.…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 28, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure en Guinée - Un projet co-piloté par la GIZ et l’Artisanal Gold Council

Renforcement des mesures liées aux impacts des pratiques économiques, sociales et environnementales pour une exploitation artisanale et à petite échelle de l'or (ASGM ) en Guinée 

En décembre 2018, le Ministère des Mines de Guinée, représenté par la Direction Nationale des Mines, a inauguré le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure à Tonso, une localité de Siguiri en Haute Guinée, ce…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The first mercury free gold processing system in Guinea's ASM sector - GIZ and Artisanal Gold Council strengthening responsible mining practices

Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous --- See French Version below.

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In December 2018, the Ministry of Mines of Guinea, represented by the National Directorate of Mining, inaugurated the first mercury free gold processing system in Tonso, a district of Siguiri in Upper Guinea. This pilot project marks a step towards Guinea’s…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

‘What’s In It for Me?’ - Strengthening Accountability of Companies and Local Government through Citizen Feedback in Mining Areas

Lessons Learnt on Local Governance in Liberia

Liberia is home to some of Africa’s largest mineral resource deposits such as iron ore, gold and diamonds. Yet decades of poor resource governance have ensured these resources have not contributed to the public good. While the proper management of the country’s mineral wealth has the potential to transform the economy through financing infrastructure development and job creation, systemic problems of transparency and…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 28, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reporting on Extractives: Investigative Journalists in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia shed a light on mining impacts

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, strengthens the investigative skills of 34 local journalists in three countries to report on the impacts of the mining sector and contribute to a well-informed public debate.

Reporting on the mining sector does not only require awareness of the subject, but…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 23, 2019 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

Apply for an internship position (m/f/d) in the Project Regional Resource Governance West Africa (Liberia & Côte d'Ivoire)

Find the advert here! (Côte d'Ivoire)

Find the advert here! (Liberia)

The four member states of the Mano River Union (MRU: Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are among the least developed countries in the world. Their political and socio-economic conditions are…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 18, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Improving livelihoods through cooperation and regulation in small-scale mining? - Mining Cooperatives in Western Liberia

In April 2018, 15 miners were awarded with a certificate making them the third cooperative in Liberia. The eleven men and four women from Kawallahum, close to the Sierra Leonean border, formed the “Mano River Kongo Mining & Agricultural Multipurpose Cooperative Society”. As licensed diamond miners, they were trained on how to (financially) manage and lead a cooperative over the past two months.…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on May 24, 2018 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Advisor (m/f, Liberian national only) for the program "Regional Resource Governance in West Africa" in Monrovia, Liberia

Advisor (m/f, Liberian national only) for the program "Regional Resource Governance in West Africa" in Monrovia, Liberia

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Program (https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/15792.html) in Liberia is looking for a new advisor. The program is implemented by GIZ / German Development Cooperation. See link to the job announcement here:…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on May 16, 2018 at 12:41 — No Comments

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