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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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CIRDI Signs a Two-Year Memorandum of Understanding with the Vice Ministry of Mines of Ecuador

  TORONTO March 3, 2019 – The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute and the Vice Ministry of Mines of Ecuador signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding that solidifies their […]

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CIRDI Supports Global Civil Society Call for Gender–related metrics to be Included in EITI Disclosures

  Advancing gender equality in natural resource governance is central to CIRDI’s operational values, strategic priorities, and aspirations of a world where resource-led development generates equitable benefits for all. As […]

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Leveraging Visual Storytelling for Women’s Empowerment in Indonesian ASM Communities

February 5, 2019 – Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta (YTS), in collaboration with Dr. Samuel Spiegel of the University of Edinburgh and supported by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), recently held a […]

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Research article: Improved Resource Governance Through Transparency. Evidence from Mongolia

  Can transparency promote resource governance? Transparency and accountability initiatives have emerged as a potential solution to combat corruption and increase public benefits from the extractive sector in resource-abundant countries. […]

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Guidelines for Incorporating the Gender Approach into the IWRM Peru

Why the gender equality approach should be transversal to the Integrated Water Resource Management? This video, prepared by Alexandra Carlier, aims to summarize one of the policy briefs that the Canadian […]

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Education and Research for Water Resource Management in Peru – Project Highlights

  The project “Education and Research for Water Resource Management in Peru” is an Initiative of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute implemented in coordination with the National Water […]

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CIRDI’s Yukon ASM Fellowship Testimonial: Dr. Girma Woldetinsae

  In the first two weeks of September, CIRDI hosted a fellowship mission that brought together 13 fellows representing their countries’ mining and environment ministries or small-scale mining associations. The […]

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CIRDI & CCSI Launched an Online Repository of Community Benefit Agreements

  Mining companies around the world increasingly require formal permission and informed consent of local communities to access mineral resources. Community-level permission is often sought in the form of benefit […]

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Press Release – New CIRDI and UNDP Study Looks at the of Role of Governments in Conflicts Associated with Mining

  November 2018 – The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published a new study entitled, “The Role of Host Governments in […]

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Enhancing Gender Equality in the Mining Sector through CIRDI’s CO-Lab Peru

  After four years of active implementation, CIRDI’s Co-Laboratorio Peru Project (Co-Lab Peru) came to a close this fall. Delivered by a team led by June Francis and Kristina Henriksson […]

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CIRDI at the 14th IGF Annual General Meeting: Takeaways

  The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development focused on the theme: “Modern Mining Law and Policy: Accountable, Equitable and Innovative […]

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CIRDI Holds Final Roundtable Session on Gender Strategy in Ottawa

Since March 2018, CIRDI has been in the process of articulating its institutional strategy on advancing gender equality in natural resource governance. The goal of the strategy is to lay […]

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CIRDI hosts Yukon ASM Fellowship

In the first two weeks of September, CIRDI hosted a fellowship mission that brought together 13 fellows representing their countries’ mining and environment ministries or small-scale mining associations. The fellows […]

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REPORT: What Participation? Distinguishing Water Monitoring Programs in Mining Regions Based on Community Participation

  Water issues are a major concern for the mining sector and for communities living near mining operations. Water-related conflicts can damage a firm’s social license to operate while violent […]

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REPORT: Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of […]

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CIRDI and IGF partner on ASM formalization workshop

In June 2018, CIRDI hosted a five-day workshop in Dominican Republic with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). The workshop connected people from across Latin […]

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CIRDI and IGF sign MOU to Advance Mining for Sustainable Development

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) announced on June 20, 2018, the signing of a Memorandum […]

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Lima Training Workshop Makes Recommendations to Close Peru’s ASM Gender Gap

In Lima in May 2018, André Xavier, Project Manager of CIRDI’s Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) project in Peru, led a workshop and presented research aimed at raising awareness among […]

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Exchanging Knowledge with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia

In April 2018, Dr. Dave Lefebure, Geosciences Specialist for CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) project, travelled to the Omo region in southwest Ethiopia where he co-led a five-day […]

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Mt. Baker Mining and Minerals donate mining equipment for Kenya

Jason Gaber of Mt. Baker Mining and Minerals in Bellingham, Washington, dropped by CIRDI’s office on May 4, 2018, to donate some simple yet effective pieces of mining equipment for […]

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Community-Led Analysis and Planning in an Artisanal Mining Village in Indonesia

  By Dr. Sam Spiegel, University of Edinburgh. In this blog, Sam writes about his research for the CIRDI project Capacity-Building for Multi-Level Governance of ASM in Indonesia. Sam is […]

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