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The Effects of Conflicts Resulting From Artisanal Gold ...

28/06/2020  Most artisanal gold miners are from socially and economically marginalized communities and turn to mining in order to escape extreme poverty, unemployment and landlessness. Sometimes the gold is present, but in low and unexpected quantities especially considering the depth of the mines. The low quantity of gold is used for sustaining their lives.

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Contaminated identities: Mercury and marginalization in ...

01/11/2007  1. Introduction. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in developing countries is a largely poverty-driven activity. ASM is a practice that involves rudimentary techniques of mineral extraction, highly manual processes, hazardous working conditions, and frequently negative human and environmental health impacts (Hilson, 2002).An estimated 80–100 million people

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Reversing ‘conflict minerals’: Let’s formalize artisanal ...

07/12/2020  This is a cross-post of a Guest Article published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal industry, known for its close relations with armed conflict, organized crime, human rights abuses, and corruption. But the sector is also a critical engine for rural development in the Global South.

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Policy and Regulation in Artisanal Mining Communities

Some countries have “artisanal mining”laws (non-mechanized) Some countries have “small-scale mining” policies (mechanized) Multiple definitions need to be discussed Do laws exclude/marginalize ASM? Lack of assistance Policing and military crackdowns do not work From the Perspective of Miners Interviewed Are Regulations and Administrative Procedures

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Reversing ‘conflict minerals’: Let’s formalize artisanal ...

07/12/2020  This is a cross-post of a Guest Article published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal industry, known for its close relations with armed conflict, organized crime, human rights abuses, and corruption. But the sector is also a critical engine for rural development in the Global South.

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Monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on artisanal and small ...

06/04/2020  To date the hardest hit areas – China, Europe, and North America – are not artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) hot spots. But as the virus spreads, this is sure to change quickly.

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Chapter 8: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is mineral extraction by individuals, cooperatives, or small companies with minimal capital investment and with much use of manual labour. ASM is an important rural and peri-urban livelihood. ASM is also a dangerous workplace and for many a poverty trap where health risks are many and human rights are few.

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Policy and Regulation in Artisanal Mining Communities

Some countries have “artisanal mining”laws (non-mechanized) Some countries have “small-scale mining” policies (mechanized) Multiple definitions need to be discussed Do laws exclude/marginalize ASM? Lack of assistance Policing and military crackdowns do not work From the Perspective of Miners Interviewed Are Regulations and Administrative Procedures Too Complex and Bureaucratic ...

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Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern ...

01/04/2016  Specifically, the mining culture has been presented as ‘hyper-masculine’ (e.g., Cuvelier, 2014), producing masculinities akin to those that emerge through initiation rituals into gangs, counter-cultures of marginalized youth, and other fringe cultures (e.g., Werthmann, 2009). 12 The hyper-masculine sub-cultures or ‘fringe cultures’ associated with ASM sites have been found to pride ...

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Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

An artisanal miner or small-scale miner (ASM) is a subsistence miner who is not officially employed by a mining company, but works independently, mining minerals using their own resources, usually by hand.

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Monitoring the development of artisanal mines in South Africa

Although artisanal mining plays a significant economic role in poverty alleviation in marginalized communities around the globe, it is known to have more detrimental environmental impacts than mechanized mining (Telmer and Stapper, 2007).

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Challenges and opportunities for women at artisanal gold ...

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining often uses rudimentary technology, requires physically demanding dangerous labour and is routinely undertaken by marginalized communities in an informal setting.

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Artisanal Mining: effects on Peace, Economy, Environment ...

The artisanal mining sector for gold and diamonds in Liberia is estimated to involve as many as 100,000 artisanal miners. Historically, artisanal mining activities have been taking place in Liberia and predominantly carried out by Liberians, largely using placer mining techniques.

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Occupying the Margins: Labour Integration and Social ...

01/07/2007  The first dimension relates to the exclusion of marginalized social groups from access to and rights over mineral resources: this may involve the classification of artisanal miners as ‘illegal’ due to poor availability of land, insufficient institutional support, and complicated licensing systems ( Hilson and Potter, 2003 ), or it may encompass the expansion of large‐scale mining ...

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The Effects of Conflicts Resulting From Artisanal Gold ...

28/06/2020  Most artisanal gold miners are from socially and economically marginalized communities and turn to mining in order to escape extreme poverty, unemployment and landlessness. Sometimes the gold is present, but in low and unexpected quantities especially considering the depth of the mines. The low quantity of gold is used for sustaining their lives.

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Chapter 8: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is mineral extraction by individuals, cooperatives, or small companies with minimal capital investment and with much use of manual labour. ASM is an important rural and peri-urban livelihood. ASM is also a dangerous workplace and for many a poverty trap where health risks are many and human rights are few.

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Structural adjustment and subsistence industry: artisanal ...

This article brings new evidence to bear on the contention that the SAP has both fuelled the uncontrolled growth of informal, poverty-driven artisanal gold mining and further marginalized its impoverished participants. Throughout the adjustment period, it has been a central goal of the government to promote the expansion of large-scale gold mining through foreign investment.

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Artisanal Gold Mining - WorstPolluted.org

Most artisanal gold miners are from socially and economically marginalized communities, and turn to mining in order to escape extreme poverty, unemployment and landlessness. 3 The dangers force miners to not only risk persecution by the government, but also mine shaft collapses, and toxic poisoning from the variety of chemicals unsafely used in processing.

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Reversing ‘conflict minerals’: Let’s formalize artisanal ...

07/12/2020  This is a cross-post of a Guest Article published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal industry, known for its close relations with armed conflict, organized crime, human rights abuses, and corruption. But the sector is also a critical engine for rural development in the Global South.

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Artisanal Mining: effects on Peace, Economy, Environment ...

The artisanal mining sector for gold and diamonds in Liberia is estimated to involve as many as 100,000 artisanal miners. Historically, artisanal mining activities have been taking place in Liberia and predominantly carried out by Liberians, largely using placer mining techniques.

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‘To move or not to move’: Reflections on the resettlement ...

Despite growing consensus worldwide that artisanal and small-scale mining is a ‘poverty-driven activity’, 25 providing income-earning potential where there are no alternative employment opportunities, few governments and donor bodies have acted to address the underlying causes of illegal mine operators' hardship over concerns of being seen by potential foreign investors as

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BUILDING A FRONTIER IMPACT INVESTMENT SECTOR – THE PATH ...

06/04/2020  Artisanal and small scale mining provides a livelihood for marginalized communities with few alternatives. Indeed, when investors previously unfamiliar with ASM begin to understand the sector, there is often a realization that this is simply a producer sector with the potential to be impactful, like many others.

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ARTISANAL MINING AND PROPERTY RIGHTS (AMPR)

The Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project is a Task Order under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quality Contract (IDIQ), centrally managed by E3’s Land and Urban Office in Washington. AMPR supports the establishment of legal, responsible supply chains and strengthening peace in artisanal mining

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Mapping Artisanal and Small- Scale Mining to the ...

Mapping Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals Jorden de Haan, Pact Kirsten Dales, Independent Consultant Dr. James McQuilken, Pact Access the full report here Recommended citation: Jorden de Haan, Kirsten Dales James McQuilken. “Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals.” Mining

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Reversing ‘conflict minerals’: Let’s formalize artisanal ...

07/12/2020  This is a cross-post of a Guest Article published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal industry, known for its close relations with armed conflict, organized crime, human rights abuses, and corruption. But the sector is also a critical engine for rural development in the Global South.

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The Effects of Conflicts Resulting From Artisanal Gold ...

28/06/2020  Most artisanal gold miners are from socially and economically marginalized communities and turn to mining in order to escape extreme poverty, unemployment and landlessness. Sometimes the gold is present, but in low and unexpected quantities especially considering the depth of the mines. The low quantity of gold is used for sustaining their lives.

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Artisanal miners clash with Chinese over mining rights ...

By Kudakwashe Vhenge. FOUR Chinese nationals were attacked by artisanal miners following a misunderstanding over mining rights on the 3 rd of February 2021 at Premier Estate outside Mutare.. It is reported that a group of artisanal miners was working in a tunnel at a field belonging to a Mr Zimunya when Chinese nationals from Zhong Jian Investments brought an Crusher

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Monitoring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Artisanal and Small ...

Delve, a global platform for artisanal and small-scale mining data, is also focusing on COVID-19 and artisanal mining communities. Their updates from selected countries show that miners are already facing serious impacts. In Rwanda, for example, activities at nearly all mines are suspended and workers are unpaid and sometimes unable to return ...

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‘To move or not to move’: Reflections on the resettlement ...

The consensus on the ground is that these initiatives have further marginalized artisanal gold mining groups, making it exceedingly challenging to obtain a license—more specifically, that the series of policies, regulations and support services have been intentionally implemented ad hoc to further constrain subsistence operators. 57 The Prestea Action Plan appeared to be, as one

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

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. Mercury is . also difficult to contain and can be toxic at even very small doses. It can be transported long distances by air

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ARTISANAL MINING AND PROPERTY RIGHTS (AMPR)

The Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project is a Task Order under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quality Contract (IDIQ), centrally managed by E3’s Land and Urban Office in Washington. AMPR supports the establishment of legal, responsible supply chains and strengthening peace in artisanal mining

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Mapping Artisanal and Small- Scale Mining to the ...

Mapping Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals Jorden de Haan, Pact Kirsten Dales, Independent Consultant Dr. James McQuilken, Pact Access the full report here Recommended citation: Jorden de Haan, Kirsten Dales James McQuilken. “Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals.” Mining

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FONDO SANTA BARBARA Global NGO working with Artisanal ...

Fondo Santa Barbara (FSB) is a non-profit organization working with Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining communities using a community social enterprise business model. In partnership with the Lowell Institute of the University of Arizona, FSB puts experienced boots-on-the-ground to create new wealth as a basis to improve the quality of life in marginalized communities.

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Liberia: Artisanal Mining - Effects On Peace, Economy ...

The artisanal mining sector for gold and diamonds in Liberia is estimated to involve as many as 100,000 artisanal miners. Historically, artisanal mining activities have been taking place in ...

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