We concentrate our efforts in three areas of focus. These reflect the needs of our developing country partners and our own strengths and expertise.


Public sector capacity and governance


Integrated Resource Management


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

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Peace building in Columbia

The thick mud of Colombia’s Chocó Department still yields gold even though it has been mined since African slaves were first forced to dig up the rainforest floor 500 years […]

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Sebastian Jarrin Grijalba, student of UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program

Meet UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs student, Sebastian Jarrin Grijalba. Sebastian is working with CIRDI’s Education and Research for Integrated Water Resources Management in Peru for an […]

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REPORT: Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of […]

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