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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 collaborate online on 1 February, using the hashtag #shareASM. The aim is to provide an open online space to share ideas for building a safer, more inclusive, sustainable and productive ASM sector.

Using the #shareASM hashtag will enable a wide range of stakeholders to engage on social media with colleagues across the globe. IIED and other organisations will share news research across a range of social media platforms using the hashtag.

This second "digital day" is part of IIED's work on the artisanal mining sector. ASM involves many millions of people: while an estimated 3-4 million are employed in the formal mining sector, some 20-30 million people work in informal ASM. Many of those working in the sector are women and children in developing countries.

IIED believes that increasing communication, collaboration and trust between stakeholders is a key way to address the problems faced by ASM workers and secure better governance in the sector.

IIED's first #shareASM day took place in June 2015. Throughout the day, IIED and other organisations shared research, publications and videos on a range of online platforms. IIED also broadcast interviews with key stakeholders who had attended a 'visioning workshop' earlier in the year. You can read a summary of the first online ASM day on IIED's Storify site.

More details: www.iied.org/shareASM2

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