Explore the main challenges to ASM sector support and regulation in the context of the global pandemic and how governments could move forward with effective ASM sector management in the coming months.
Our research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges associated with a recent period of economic, social and political fragility for ASM communities.
Women ASM miners have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, as our research for the Delve COVID-19 Impact Reporting initiative in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC shows.
As the COVID-19 ASM Delve data collection draws to a close, we share a preliminary overview of our findings and conclusions.
Learn how we are participating in a global impact reporting initiative on COVID-19 and ASM.
Insights from the Nairobi forum, including the latest coloured gemstone jewellery trends, the challenges and success of value addition, and the status of efforts to improve gender equality and environmental management in the sector.