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Government Officials from Pacific Alliance Countries Work with Global Experts on Environmental Economics in CIRDI Short Course

Though eclipsed in 2020 by a global pandemic, the need for strong and cohesive action on climate change and environmental conservation has never been more dire. For policymakers, understanding both […]

The Canada-Pacific Alliance Scholarship Program

The Canada-Pacific Alliance Scholarships Program (CPAS) is built to support and strengthen the Pacific Alliance (PA) and its member countries: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The five-year program is administered […]

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 […]

WEBINAR: Canada-Africa Leadership: Natural Resource Development for Stronger Communities

On 26 August the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business organized a webinar to profile the vital role of Canadian natural resource companies in positively impacting communities across Africa. The session covered […]

Design of Mechanisms for Financing Capital Investments for Mercury Free Technologies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 hosts Yukon ASM Fellowship

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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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Program for Strengthening the Governance of the Extractive Sector in West Africa

Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) Ethiopia

Health Impact Assessment Learning and Development Program, Mongolia

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

Integrated Management and Governance in Extractives (IMAGinE) Mongolia

Supporting Technical Training for Extractive Industries in Guyana