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Topic : ASM

Analysis of civil society incident reporting in eastern DRC
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Analysis of civil society incident reporting in eastern DRC

Levin Sources was contracted by a large downstream supply chain actor to provide expert support to their supply chain research and risk assessments for mineral supply chains originating in the DRC.

Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?
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Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?

June 19, 2020, by Angela Jorns

Standards provide a useful pointer for ASM-LSM relationships. Read a summary of these expectations, what they mean in practice, and key emerging trends.

Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN
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Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN

A guide and webinar featuring an overview for civil society organisations on how to engage with the ASM sector to address some its social and environmental impacts.

ASM programming in the COVID-19 era
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ASM programming in the COVID-19 era

May 27, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Angela Jorns

Exploring practical programming options address ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting ASM and ASM communities.

Research spotlight: How much does a miner earn?
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Research spotlight: How much does a miner earn?

May 7, 2020, by Levin Sources, Fairphone and IPIS

A recent report shows that ASM tin miners in the DRC don’t earn enough to cover basic expenses and offers suggestions to improve their revenues.

Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC
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Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo
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Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo

May 4, 2020, by Rachel Brass and Rosanna Tufo

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

Are they all illegal? A more nuanced view to guide LSM engagement with ASM
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Are they all illegal? A more nuanced view to guide LSM engagement with ASM

April 23, 2020, by Angela Jorns and Estelle Levin-Nally

Understanding the many legal frameworks under which ASM operates is key to a successful ASM-LSM relationship.

Six reasons why COVID-19 response planning should prioritise ASM communities
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Six reasons why COVID-19 response planning should prioritise ASM communities

April 21, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Estelle Levin-Nally, with contributions from Holger Grundel

Our experts detail six reasons why Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) communities need to be at the heart of the minerals sector's COVID-19 response.

LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact
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LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact

April 5, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Read sector Insights into how LSM and ASM relationships could move beyond risk management towards positive impact and how donor-funded programmes could provide avenues for reduced-risk engagement with ASM by LSM companies.

ASM, responsible sourcing and COVID-19 – An initial analysis
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ASM, responsible sourcing and COVID-19 – An initial analysis

April 2, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Levin Sources experts

Covid-19: what impact for ASM and responsible sourcing? Our experts analyse the situation so far.

Five ways we are commiting to the Women’s Rights and Mining (WRM)-OECD Gender Statement
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Five ways we are commiting to the Women’s Rights and Mining (WRM)-OECD Gender Statement

March 5, 2020, by Olivia Lyster

Learn about the Women’s Rights and Mining (WRM)-OECD Gender Statement, why Levin Sources decided to become a signatory and our commitment to gender equality in the minerals sector.

Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Uganda
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Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Uganda

Levin Sources carried out an in-depth field analysis and market assessment that resulted in the publication of a baseline and market assessment on Development Minerals in Uganda. It informed the government's draft minerals policy.

Evaluation and Strategic Plan for the Mongolian Artisanal and Small-scale Miners National Federation (ASMNF)
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Evaluation and Strategic Plan for the Mongolian Artisanal and Small-scale Miners National Federation (ASMNF)

How we worked with Mongolia's ASMNF to evaluate its impact on its membership and ASM communities and to develop a high-level strategic plan that would position the organisation to achieve sustainability and impact in the medium to long term.

Coloured Gemstones Forum in Nairobi: What did we learn?
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Coloured Gemstones Forum in Nairobi: What did we learn?

August 7, 2019, by Chloe Jacot

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.

The World Bank, funded by PROFOR: Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes
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The World Bank, funded by PROFOR: Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes

We undertook a series of case studies to identify and analyse good and bad practices of ASM in forest landscapes for The Program on Forests (PROFOR), hosted by the World Bank Group.

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation
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'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation

October 12, 2018, by Jack Cooper

How can a fairer mineral​ system empower women and create more opportunities for us all? Global and Local Policy Dimension Briefing Documents for the European Commission and GIZ/BMZ available for consultation and feedback now

GIZ: Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process
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GIZ: Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process

Levin Sources was contracted by GIZ to conduct in-country stakeholder engagement to establish a guidance document that informs KP stakeholders in programming and implementation of the KPCS in host countries.

Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald on Gender Mainstreaming in the Kimberley Process at European Development Days 2018
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Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald on Gender Mainstreaming in the Kimberley Process at European Development Days 2018

June 26, 2018, by Jack Cooper

As part of the European Development Days​ in June 2018, Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald joined a European Commission and GIZ-organised panel to discuss how multi-stakeholder partnerships like the Kimberley Process can further mainstream gender into their work and governance structures.

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
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Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

March 8, 2018, by Stacy Corneau and Jack Cooper

On International Women's Day, members of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Levin Sources explore challenges and opportunities for women's economic independence in ASM.

Preparation of  Environmental Management Plans for the Hpakant/Lonkin Jade Mining Region, Myanmar
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Preparation of Environmental Management Plans for the Hpakant/Lonkin Jade Mining Region, Myanmar

Levin Sources prepared the environment management measures linked to ASM and provided advice on LSM – ASM relations, including LSM operations and relationships with illegal stone pickers.

ASM-PACE Liberia Report
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ASM-PACE Liberia Report

​This report details a case study of historical and contemporary artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in and around Sapo National Park (SNP), assesses the ecological, social, and economic impacts of ASM, the key motivations of diggers/miners, the responses of affected stakeholders, including the sustainability of the 2010 SNP eviction and makes recommendations for future action.

ASM-PACE: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems
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ASM-PACE: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems

ASM-PACE addressed the impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) occurring in protected areas and critical ecosystems (PACE).

Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study
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Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study

Our case study of international best practices in ASM rehabilitation draws upon examples from arid and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that have demonstrated success and are relevant to the Mongolian context.

Digging Deeper: Understanding the Incursions of ASM in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems ASM-PACE Programme
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Digging Deeper: Understanding the Incursions of ASM in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems ASM-PACE Programme

An overview of two Levin Sources-hosted ASM-PACE roundtables in Washington D.C. and London, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study
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Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study

Levin Sources conducted a specialist ASM study for a client who was in the process of developing a historic gold mine in the conflict-affected district of Ituri in the DRC.

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