The Institute’s establishment and initial operating costs are supported by a $24.6M contribution from Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFATD) over five years (2013 – 2018). Of that original contribution, $10.3M is dedicated to the establishment of the Institute and $14.3M is earmarked for programming.
Of the programming funds, approximately $11M is allocated to five major projects, which are led by CIRDI coalition partner teams (see projects with asterisks here), as well as to CIRDI learning activities. Other funds were allocated to smaller projects already completed or in implementation.
Additional projects are supported through partnerships with other funders such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Since its inception, the institute has received funds from the following sources:
CIRDI FUNDING SOURCES
(As of February 15, 2017. In CAD unless otherwise noted.)
|Current Contribution Agreement||$24,600,600||Global Affairs Canada||May 24, 2013 –
July 31, 2018
|Operational Support and Outreach||$5,000||Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia||December 2016|
|Supporting the Ministry of Mines in Ethiopia (SUMM)||$15,000,000||Global Affairs Canada||April 17, 2016 – June 30, 2021|
|Needs assessment for mineral audit authority in Kenya||$149,850||Global Affairs Canada||May 21, 2015 – July 31, 2016|
|Operational support||$5,000||UBC Vice-President Research & International||January 2016|
|Supporting technical training for small-scale gold miners in Guyana||USD $290,000||Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)||December 10, 2014 – June 30, 2016|
|Mongolian Study Mission||$2,500
|Operational support||$10,000||Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia||November 2013|