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Delegates from Chile and Peru trained on Environmental Assessment as part of the Canadian Pacific Alliance Scholarship Program

  During November 9-17, 2019, the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) welcomed a group of delegates from government organisations in Chile and Peru for a short course on […]

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Launched Ethiopia’s National Online Mining Cadastre System

October 30, 2019 – With our colleagues in the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, CIRDI is pleased to celebrate the launch of Ethiopia’s first online, publicly accessible mining cadastre […]

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 […]

Gender Analysis and Impact Assessment: Canadian and International Experiences

Gender analysis is an analytical process which identifies and mitigates the differential impacts of policies and programmes on diverse groups of people. Through more inclusive decision-making processes, gender analysis can […]

Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts

The report entitled “Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts: Lessons from Nine Case Studies in Four Latin American Countries” [Comités de Monitoreo Ambiental Participativo en Contextos Mineros: Lecciones a […]

Graduating From Illegal Mining | HIGH GRADE Talks with Julius Opiyo

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of […]

Argentina: Mining Policy in a Federal Country | HIGH GRADE Talks with Carolina Del Valle

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of […]

Water and Mining | HIGH GRADE Talks with Nadja Kunz

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of […]

State-Based Governance: No Longer Fit For Purpose? | HIGH GRADE Talks with Priya Bala Miller

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of […]

Tailings Dams: Why Do Failures Keep Happening? | High Grade Talks with UBC’s Professor Dirk Van Zyl

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to […]

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

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 industries in the country. Mining […]

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Toward Integrated Natural Resource Management in Canada

The rich diversity of Canada’s natural resources has always played an important role in the culture, health, safety, and livelihood of people in Canada. In resource-rich regions across the country, […]

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Migori, Kenya

Kenyan national statistics estimate the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM sector) provides direct employment to 40,000 Kenyan citizens, with many more benefiting indirectly. Indirect economic spillover effects, however, remain […]

Mine Closure and Environmental Impact Assessment Workshop in Argentina

  In February 2019, CIRDI’s learning team delivered a one-week course on mine closure in Santa Cruz and Buenos-Aires, Argentina. The training was designed for government regulators and professionals, following […]

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 […]

Improved Resource Governance Through Transparency: Evidence from Mongolia

  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. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative […]

Mining Community Benefits In Ghana: a Case Of Unrealized Potential

This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommendations […]

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath? Full Report

This study explores the nature and root causes of mining-related conflict. A more systematic understanding of conflict can help all stakeholders to apply preventive rather than reactive measures, and to […]

The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining – Abridged version

This study is the second phase (Phase 2) of an ongoing research project to improve understanding about the rise in conflict associated with mining operations around the world, particularly in […]

Enhancing International Capacity for Benefit Agreement Implementation

The Yukon Fellowship

In the first two weeks of September 2018, CIRDI hosted a fellowship mission that brought together 13 fellows representing their countries’ mining and environment ministries or small-scale mining associations. The […]

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 conflicts […]

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 conflicts […]

Post-Conflict Transformation of ASM through Education, Organization and Consultation in Colombia

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 […]