Partners with UBC professors, BGC, and Geoscience Institute of the Dominican Republic (GIDR) to create training guidebooks disseminated through engagement with artisanal miners on key extraction and mine safety issues regarding Larimar mining.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Partners with GIDR to provide artisanal and small-scale miners with alternative safe extraction methods of amber and Larimar to improve working conditions.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Field-based assessment of Larimar and amber geology, mineralogy and reserves strengthens the government’s ability to support artisanal and small-scale miners and inform environmentally sound mining practices.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Facilitates dialogue between artisanal miners and GIDR on key extraction and mine safety issues to improve communication and trust between ASM stakeholders. Strengthens relationships for scholarly exchange between CIRDI and the GIDR on gemstone geology, minerology and future prospects for value addition.