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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 collaboration […]


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 a […]


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

January 29, 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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