Kenyan miners milling ore:MAJALA MLAGUI

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 […]

Estimation of the Ecological and Human Health Risk of Mercury in a Mangrove Area of the La Puntilla Estuary, El Oro, Ecuador

Abstract: Present study focused on the evaluation of total mercury concentration and the estimation of ecological risk (Er), the ecological risk index (IR); and the toxic risk or hazard quotient […]

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, […]

Access to Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners: Imagining Alternatives and Creating Opportunities – USE-CASE #1

USE-CASE #1: Downstream Buyer Support For Women Miners in Indonesia   In this series, CIRDI is working with our global partner mix to highlight models for tackling a critical problem […]

Addressing Gender Gaps in Artisanal Mining Sector in Ethiopia

  CIRDI’s SUMM project officer, Rahel Getachew, and the project’s expert, Chi Pam, spoke about de jure and de facto gender equality issues in the Ethiopian mining sector in the […]

Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements: Seeking Meaningful Community Participation at Newmont’s Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of […]

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 […]

Guidance Document – Environmental Assessment and Management for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

This guidance document outlines a process to assess and manage the environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) for governments and miners. The approach focuses on incremental and achievable […]