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ASM programming in the COVID-19 era

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Our training on responsible sourcing and EU Conflict Mineral Regulation is going digital

Our training on responsible sourcing and EU Conflict Mineral Regulation is going digital

March 23, 2020, by Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Our Responsible Sourcing Training provides you with a concrete understanding of how to implement due diligence in your organisation, on a budget and with limited resources.

Serving you through complex times

Serving you through complex times

March 19, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally

A message from our Founder and CEO

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

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.

Understanding the ASM-LSM relationship: risk perspectives

Understanding the ASM-LSM relationship: risk perspectives

February 17, 2020, by Angela Jorns and Estelle Levin-Nally

Why are ASM and LSM often perceived as competing against each other? In this first post of our "Understanding the ASM-LSM relationship" Series, ASM specialist Angela Jorns explores the different risk perspectives of LSM and ASM.

Stepping into the light: Why ASM is gaining attention from business and government

Stepping into the light: Why ASM is gaining attention from business and government

January 27, 2020, by Angela Jorns, Estelle Levin-Nally and Fabiana Di Lorenzo

We explore key ASM trends and ways companies and governments can deal with them. A preview of the Mining Indaba 2020 ASM panel chaired by Estelle Levin-Nally.

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