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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.

Engaging with ASM: Where to begin?

Engaging with ASM: Where to begin?

October 1, 2020, by Angela Jorns

Explore different options for concrete, practical ASM engagement, which can help LSM companies include ASM stakeholders in their comprehensive stakeholder engagement plans.

Focusing on the fundamentals: Removal of progress criteria and removal of the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor from the RCM Manual

Focusing on the fundamentals: Removal of progress criteria and removal of the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor from the RCM Manual

September 21, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Loch (Responsible Trade)

Learn about the removal of both ‘progress criteria’ and the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor function from the second edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism Manual.

How COVID-19 hit Ethiopian emeralds

How COVID-19 hit Ethiopian emeralds

September 17, 2020, by Zinaye Tesfaye and Chloe Jacot

Understanding how COVID-19 is affecting emerald miners in Ethiopia with insight from our local associate Zinaye Tesfaye.

Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them

Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them

September 15, 2020, by Victoria Gronwald and Josephine Singo

Understand the impact of COVID-19 on ASM miners' livelihoods, mineral trade, health and safety and food insecurity in Uganda as well as our experts' suggestions to address them.

Impacts of COVID-19 on women in ASM

Impacts of COVID-19 on women in ASM

September 7, 2020, by Olivia Lyster and Josephine Singo

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.

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