Understanding how COVID-19 is affecting emerald miners in Ethiopia with insight from our local associate Zinaye Tesfaye.
Our experts analysed the state of the coloured gemstones sector in Ethiopia and drew lessons from the industry in other producing countries.
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.
Levin Sources and Sudca Development Consultants (Sudca) developed this Gemstones Technical Training Manual for the JSDF Project and the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG). It was financed by the World Bank-administered JSDF grant for support to improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of artisanal miners, with a particular emphasis on empowerment of women.