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2013/11/21· The World Bank works with governments, companies, NGOs and stakeholders to reduce poverty and boost prosperity by supporting the integrated sustainable development of communities involved in artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries.
2014/11/19· GEITA, November 19, 2014 A landmark pilot project will help small-scale miners in Geita’s gold-mining region work together with large-scale mining companies in a healthy, safe environment, increasing their income and improving economic growth in the country.
Artisanal and small-scale mining is also the source of the largest releases of mercury, estimated at 1,400 tonnes per year in 2011 according to the Minamata Convention. Exposure to mercury can have serious health impacts, including irreversible brain damage.
2011/06/05· The Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) is a small grants scheme of the World Bank that provides a support of US $5,000 to projects which are focused upon reducing poverty and increasing sustainable development in communities through artisanal and small-scale mining.
1999/05/17· GENEVA (ILO News) Small-scale mining is expanding rapidly and often uncontrollably in many developing countries, employing large numbers of women and children in dangerous conditions and generating a workplace fatality rate up to 90 times higher than mines in industrialized countries, says a new report * by the International Labour Office (ILO).
2018/05/09· The Top 5 Largest Mining Operations in the World Mining is one of the core principals of the decentralized economy. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin rely on mining operations to verify transactions and approve their entry onto the blockchain.
2019/12/03· Pact and the University of Delaware’s Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) is the first report assessing all positive and negative relationships between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2020/09/15· More than 70% of the global production of cobalt takes place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which 15–30% comes from so-called artisanal and small-scale mines. This white paper assesses recent approaches to formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining of cobalt. The learnings from the cobalt context in the DRC can help guide companies on how to address human
2019/01/28· Small-scale mining, which refers to operations conducted by individual people or small groups as opposed to larger companies, is permitted in Zimbabwe, unlike a number of other countries. Mining law in Zimbabwe is governed by the 1961 Mines and Mineral Act, which permits any individual, provided they are a “permanent resident of Zimbabwe,” to apply for a mining licence.
2010/09/22· Only days after small-scale and artisanal miners pronounced themselves in favor of land use planning and against large scale mining in Ecuador's southern Amazon, a heavy deployment of police and military was ordered to evict a group of these miners for alleged environmental damages. Approximately 1,500 police and military officers took part in the September 15 operation, or roughly