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Gender Training and Capacity Building in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

In collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Ethiopia, Women, Children and Youth Directorate, CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) Project held an advanced training on gender […]

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Student Testimonials: Noah Levy and Bahja Alammari

Since its inception, CIRDI has employed more than 40 UBC students in research and project work. Our students come from diverse educational, professional and personal backgrounds, thereby enriching CIRDI’s work […]

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Interview with Helene Bagirishya, Deputy Director of the CIRDI SUMM Ethiopia project

With 12 years of accumulated international experience in the non-profit, public, entrepreneurial and business consulting sectors, Helene Bagirishya has recently taken on the new role of Deputy Director with CIRDI’s […]

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Social Learning in the Context of Small-scale Gold Mining. Q & A with Dr. Gerald Fallon

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), strategically located at UBC, recognizes the value of academia-government-industry engagement and its ability to ensure that new knowledge is applicable and available […]

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CIRDI CSR Seminar Series in East Africa: Enabling Environmentally and Socially Responsible Artisanal Mining

March 2019 – Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia In March 2019, The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) was invited by the Trade Commissioners Service of Canada to present in […]

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A Celebration of Learning! CIRDI’s Workshop on Leading Practices in Natural Resource Governance

To mark the culmination of six years of hard work and lessons learned while delivering a suite of 22 projects on sustainable and inclusive natural resource governance, the Canadian International […]

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Education as an Entry Point to the Positive Transformation of Ecuador’s Small-Scale Mining Sector

Published on May 8, 2019. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents 85 per cent of Ecuador’s overall gold production and is considered to be one of the fastest growing […]

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How Can We Solve the Waste Problem? Mine Waste Initiative: Vancouver Session

Brumadinho mining dam collapse that occurred on January 25, 2019 in Brazil killed at least 224 people. This collapse has proven to be one of the deadliest mine disasters in recent […]

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SUMM: Ethiopia’s Mining Council Consultations with Stakeholders on the Draft Mining Policy

On March 18-19, 2019, the Ethiopian Mining Council met with a wide range of stakeholders to provide feedback during a consultative meeting on the draft Mining Policy. The consultative meeting, […]

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Mine Closure and Environmental Impact Assessment Training Workshops in Argentina, February 2019

In February 2019, CIRDI’s Learning program delivered training workshops on mine closure policy and environmental impact assessment for government personnel in Santa Cruz Province and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The workshop […]

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