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October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Kirsten Dales, CIRDI’s director of program development, will facilitate this moderated discussion on the challenges particular to the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, and how these challenges are being addressed. Speakers from IGF member states, academia and the United Nations will focus on key issues including mercury use and environmental risks, Indigenous rights and poverty reduction.
- Sheila Logan, Minamata Convention/UN Environment
- Roger Gunson, Executive Manager, Regulatory, Mineral Resources Authority, Papua New Guinea
- Gregory Kituku, Assistant Director of Mines, Ministry of Mining, Kenya
- Government of Guyana (TBC)
About the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
The annual general meeting of the IGF is a unique opportunity to engage with government officials from the IGF’s 60 member nations and representatives from industry, civil society and academia. The theme of this year’s meeting is Managing Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). This is the second of two panels contributed by CIRDI.