Appui à la formation technique pour le secteur extractif au Guyana

Highlights from the “ASM in South Africa: Promoting Livelihoods through Governance Reform and Formalization” Virtual Roundtable

On October 14, The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) was pleased to host a roundtable discussion on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in South Africa: Promoting Livelihoods through […]

Governance and Technical Rapid Response Intervention for the Community Tailing Facility “El Tablón”

The “El Tablón” community tailings facility (CTFET) in Ecuador was designed to mitigate the environmental impacts of the tailings produced in the Zaruma-Portovelo mining district. Unfortunately, the lack of effective […]

Celebrating Our Achievements: CIRDI’s Year in Review 2019/20 Launched

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute is pleased to announce the release of its Year in Review, highlighting the Institute’s biggest achievements and initiatives from 2019-2020. This Year in […]

A Year in Review 2019/20

  Learn more about UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) in our 2019/20 Year in Review. This Year in Review offers a snapshot of our collective pursuits as […]

The New CIRDI Project Aims to Overcome Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Mercury-Free Technologies in Guyana’s ASM Sector

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) has been chosen to design new financing options for ASM communities in Guyana. The project, in partnership with Conservation International (CI), aims […]

Assessing Drivers for “Formalization Readiness” in ASM Communities in Kenya: Understanding the Role of Cooperatives

This study came at the request of the Kenyan State Department of Mining. Given the emphasis on ASM cooperatives in supporting the formalization process within national and county government policy, […]

Environmental and Social Licenses for Mining Projects in India: Assessing Regulatory Gaps and Prospects for Reform

UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) invites you to join us for a virtual discussion on the regulatory regime for post-leasing mining licenses in India, with respect to […]

TRANSMAPE. Community Engagement for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Social Learning

Concepts and Lessons from the Transmape Project in Ecuador This project report provides a general account of the completed activities and deliverables achieved in the CIRDI TransMAPE-Ecuador project, “Education for […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Harnessing Opportunities for Good Governance of Health Impacts of Mining Projects in Mongolia: Results of a Global Partnership

This global partnership investigates the opportunity provided in environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to influence the extent to which health issues could be addressed in the design and delivery of mining projects. […]

Health Impact Assessment Learning and Development Program, Mongolia

Capacity-building for multi-level governance of ASM in Indonesia

Supporting Technical Training for Extractive Industries in Guyana

Blazing the Path to Formalization, Ghana

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

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

Deep into the Mud: Ecological and Socio-economic Impacts of the Dam Breach in Mariana, Brazil

CIRDI team members, Kirsten Dales and Bernardo D. Ranieri contributed to this research review of the ecological and socio-economic impacts of the catastrophic dam failure in Mariana, Brazil. Open Access research, […]