We help clients and stakeholders overcome organisational, institutional and situational capacity barriers so that they can build stronger systems and implement lasting change.
Our capacity building services are provided by sector specialists, often in collaboration with local partners and, in some cases, individuals with specific-mineral expertise. We value trainings that balance core knowledge with interactive sessions that promote peer-to-peer exchange using role play to enhance learning by integrating theory and practice.
We believe in consensus building, not just capacity building. Through structured discussions, our work helps stakeholders from across mineral value chains reach agreements and understandings that are mutually beneficial and, above all, sustainable.
What we provide
- Capacity building on compliance and risk management
Following the design or revision of a client’s responsible sourcing processes and procedures, we deliver training to management and personnel across different functions on risk management, standards and related requirements, including getting ready for an audit. We prepare staff through highly interactive approach balancing core knowledge with peer-to-peer exchange during practical simulations.
- Capacity building and technical training for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
We provide technical training on best practices, health and safety and negative impact minimisation amongst miners and communities, fostering enterprise, independence and environmental stewardship. Our community capacity building is sensitive to community values, priorities and drivers. We deliver training in formats best suited for each context, be it through in-person consensus-building sessions, comprehensible and local language training manuals or structured workshops programmes.
- Integrating sustainability into a value proposition
Sustainability and responsible sourcing practices are key to fostering interest from socially conscious investors and consumers. We help companies identify, articulate and present social and environmental positive impacts to consumers and investors.
- Project 1: Training on Business and Human Rights
Who for: Valcambi
Levin Sources was hired by precious metal refinery Valcambi to deliver in-person training on the OECD due diligence guidance as well as on the UN principles on business and human rights to staff in its headquarters. The training was developed in the form of training of trainer and the material can be used by Valcambi itself to train their suppliers.
- Project 2: Preparation of ASM Training Manuals and Delivery of Training Sessions
Who for: The World Bank
Levin Sources was commissioned by the World Bank to train ASM communities, regional mining bureaus and national government officials in modern and efficient mining techniques and technologies to improve environmental management, prospecting, extraction and processing. Training, which focused Ethiopia’s gold, gemstones and salt sectors specifically, covered health and safety practices and emphasised the empowerment of women.
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- Project 3: Development of an SME Due Diligence Support System
Who for: The European Commission
When: Ongoing since 2016
In 2016, the European Commission contracted Levin Sources to design a comprehensive support system for SMEs in the European Union. The Due Diligence Support System is a comprehensive training programme to build SME capacity to perform due diligence on their mineral supply chains considering the EU Regulation obligations on importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG).
The material will soon be used to set up the Due Diligence Ready! Platform which will feature due diligence material support to users in seven languages.