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RCM Blog Series Blog 4: The Other Major Changes to the Second Edition of the RCM.

RCM Blog Series Blog 4: The Other Major Changes to the Second Edition of the RCM.

January 21, 2021, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Lock (Responsible Trade)

An overview of changes that should make the Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) more effective and provide for easier implementation by Member States and supply chain actors.

Harnessing Digital4Development for a just and equitable mining and minerals sector

Harnessing Digital4Development for a just and equitable mining and minerals sector

January 12, 2021, by Adam Rolfe and Holger Grundel

Looking into what Digital4Development means for the mining sector, and how we are investing in it at Levin Sources, from award-winning AI solutions to due diligence digital solutions.

What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.

What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.

December 16, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally

What a year it's been! Here our Founder and CEO Estelle Levin-Nally looks back at 2020 and what the pandemic has meant for Levin Sources and the mining and minerals sector at large.

How to formalize logistics in the eastern DRC ASM gold supply chain

How to formalize logistics in the eastern DRC ASM gold supply chain

December 14, 2020, by Rachel Brass, based on the Learning Brief by Adam Rolfe and Angela Jorns, drawing on original research from Cyril Jobard and Safanto Bulongo

Read our top line summary of next steps for contributing to the formalization of logistics solutions in the ASM gold supply chain in eastern DRC.

Solve your due diligence headaches in 2021 with the Ravara Community

Solve your due diligence headaches in 2021 with the Ravara Community

December 10, 2020, by Cyril Jobard

Learn how The Ravara Community empowers companies and their suppliers to undertake and demonstrate their due diligence efforts to other members of the Community.

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: one of many steps to positive and inclusive outcomes in supply chains

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: one of many steps to positive and inclusive outcomes in supply chains

November 23, 2020, by Rosanna Tufo, with contribution from Cyril Jobard

An overview the state of play of the proposed European legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental supply chain due diligence drawing attention to the purpose of human rights due diligence processes and the expected benefits to the most vulnerable in supply chains.

ASM and COVID-19:  how government response can successfully evolve

ASM and COVID-19: how government response can successfully evolve

November 11, 2020, by Alec Crawford (IGF), Olivia Lyster and Adam Rolfe

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.

FOUR IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON ASM IN MOZAMBIQUE

FOUR IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON ASM IN MOZAMBIQUE

November 5, 2020, by Olivia Lyster, Salvador Mondlane Junior and Elton Maiela

Explore the consequences of COVID-19 on ASM communities in Mozambique including reduction in activity and impact on livelihoods.

7 COVID-19 impacts on artisanal gold mining communities in Zimbabwe

7 COVID-19 impacts on artisanal gold mining communities in Zimbabwe

October 26, 2020, by Rosanna Tufo, Chloe Jacot and Josephine Singo. Research conducted by Josephine Singo.

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.

La Covid-19 vide les poches des communautés de mineurs artisanaux et des provinces de l’Est de la RDC

La Covid-19 vide les poches des communautés de mineurs artisanaux et des provinces de l’Est de la RDC

October 19, 2020, by Safanto Bulongo

Une analyse des impacts de la Covid-19 dans le secteur de l’EMAPE en RDC.

ASMSpotter wins the Microsoft AI for Earth prize

ASMSpotter wins the Microsoft AI for Earth prize

October 19, 2020, by Adam Rolfe

Learn more about the ASMSpotter solution from dida and Levin Sources, an AI-based technology to automatically identify artisanal and small-scale mine sites.

Thoughts on how to do gender inclusion right in ASM

Thoughts on how to do gender inclusion right in ASM

October 11, 2020, by Olivia Lyster

Based on our experience working in ASM, we suggest ways to further gender inclusion and equality in the sector.

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