CIRDI Hosts Mining Conflicts Workshop

What are the factors that lead to mining conflict? How do the inter-relationships between players contribute to conflicts over time? What are the roles of governments, industry, communities and NGOs? […]


Environment and Mining Waste Management Master’s Program: Launched in Burkina Faso supported by Polytechnique Montréal

On October 10, 2017, the University Ouaga I Professeur Joseph Ki-Zerbo of Burkina Faso launched a graduate degree program in Environment and Mining Waste Management, which has been developed with the support […]


CIRDI Hosts Research Symposium: Impact of Research on International Development

On November 6, students, researchers, policy makers, government representatives and members of civil society are welcome to the first CIRDI research symposium: The Impact of Research on International Development. Produced […]


Environmental Assessment and Management in ASM – Guidance Paper Released

In many regulatory systems, environmental impact assessment processes and management requirements for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are too onerous and are not realistically achievable by governments or miners. CIRDI […]


CIRDI Facilitates Two Panels on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining at IGF

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is the focus of the 2017 AGM of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), held October 16-20 in Geneva. CIRDI […]


CIRDI E-Learning Series Launched

Rehabilitated Jamaican mine sites that provide greater crop yields was one of the featured case studies in CIRDI’s inaugural e-learning webinar: Rehabilitation of Mined and Quarried Out Lands in Jamaica: […]


New Home for CIRDI!

In early October we moved our head office to a larger space in downtown Vancouver – offices that provide improved workspace for our team as well as room for Work […]


CIRDI Shares Approach to Equitable Benefit Sharing in Artisanal Mining

Cassie Doyle, CIRDI CEO, and Kirsten Dales, director of program development, met with representatives of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) last week to present CIRDI’s approach to equitable benefit sharing in […]


Capacity-building Workshops in Mongolia: Why Target Young Professionals?

Young professionals in Mongolia perform the bulk of the work in many organizations and institutions, including in the mining sector. In government bureaucracies, young professionals are often the first to […]


Women’s Participation in Water Management – Comparing the Peruvian Andes and Canada’s British Columbia Water Basin

My personal relationship with water has taken me from Europe to the Americas and now to writing these lines from Vancouver, Canada and the office of CIRDI. I was born […]

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