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October 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This panel will open with an overview of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices and policies and then draw from large-scale mining (LSM) environmental impact assessment (EIA) and global practices to support recommendations for ASM. IGF Members will provide insights into country-level challenges with ASM and case study experience. Speakers will present practical recommendations for EIAs for ASM (and LSM), which will be accompanied by a short publication from CIRDI. The session will cover what is working and what is not working, and how governments can provide a supporting role to small-scale miners, perhaps looking at ASM areas (watershed) rather than individual mine sites.
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 first of two panels contributed by CIRDI.