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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethiopia: Developing a Mining Sector | HIGH GRADE Talks with Geremew Negassa

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 […]

Forum on Supporting Effective Mining Local Procurement Strategies and Best Practices in Namibia

In February 2017, as a result of a joint collaborative research project funded by Global Affairs Canada (The Relationship between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies and Their Regulatory Environments, […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Best Practices in Environmental Assessment: Case Studies and Application to Mining

This study helps to describe the best practices in Environmental Impact Assessment in the context of the mining industry, through a series of methods and case studies. Authors: Lauren Arnold, BA&Sc and […]