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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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CRAFT Code Input Aims to Ensure Gender Equality, Long-Term Sustainability

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) has provided input to the Code of Risk Mitigation for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT) in response to […]

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CIRDI Completes First Technical Mission to Chocó, Colombia

  Following two previous missions for consultation with government and community to identify technical assistance needs, CIRDI recently completed its first technical field mission to Bebara and Bebarama  (January 24th […]

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CIRDI Participates in Mining Indaba Conference

  Through CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) Ethiopia project, a delegation of twelve representatives from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Geological Survey of Ethiopia […]

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CIRDI Presents Mining Conflicts Workshop at PDAC

  Join Rob Stevens, Tony Andrews and other Canadian and international experts for an informative workshop: Mining conflict pathways and the roles of government, industry, communities and NGOs on Wednesday, […]

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Global Business Reports Interviews Director of CIRDI’s SUMM Ethiopia Project

Learn about the Ethiopian government’s systemic approach to mineral sector reform and development in this Global Business Reports interview with Isabeau Vilandre, director of CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM), […]

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