Employees sort through recently extracted ore from a mineshaft to separate valuable material from waste rock before sending the ore on for processing:ANTHONY PERSAUD

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 […]

Natural Gas Extraction and Community Development in Tanzania: Documenting the Gaps Between Rhetoric and Reality

The Tanzanian government recently adopted new legislation to reform its oil and gas sector, for the purpose of safeguarding its interests and serving the developmental aspirations of its ordinary citizens. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Formalization & Inclusive Governance in the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sector in Kenya

One of the most prevalent governance issues in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (AGSM) today is its informality. The factors that contribute to informality are complex and multifaceted. They include […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

CIRDI and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are at the centre of a global cooperative effort to lift nations and communities out of extreme poverty. […]

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), […]

Co-Laboratorio Perú

The Relationship Between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies & Their Regulatory Environments, Namibia and South Africa

Blazing the Path to Formalization, Ghana

Education for the Transformation of Artisanal to Small-scale Mining, Ecuador (TransMAPE)