Since 2016, The Canadian International Resources and Development Insitute was working with the government of Ecuador to support the sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. In our new report, highlights and achievements from one of our biggest projects, TransMAPE.
The project report provides a general account of the completed activities and deliverables achieved in the TransMAPE-Ecuador project, “Education for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining.” This project was the result of coordinated action between the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and the Vice Ministry of Mines in Ecuador with its related institutions, and with the support of other academic institutions and community-based artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) organizations. The primary long-term objective of the TransMAPE project was to co-design a training program for miners, communities, regulators and policy-makers to assist in the technical certification of small-scale artisanal mining in Ecuador. CIRDI’s aim was for a competency-based training program that builds the capacity of ASM miners.