Big Solutions for the Small-scale: The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the developing world. Through doing so we aim to improve the health and safety of workers as well as decrease the environmental impact of the global gold sector.
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Miner's Day in Peru (June 23rd, 2016)
In June the miner's of Chappara celebrated the 199th birthday of the Chaparra District in Peru with the 4th Meeting of Artisanal Miners of Chaparra and the AGC was there to introduce an upcoming project there. Read more...
International Water Day (March 22nd, 2016)
This year's UN World Water Day focuses attention on the close relationship between water and jobs. This is particularly true for the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector where, for more than 15 million workers, water plays an integral part in processing operations, but also has important linkages to environmental and human health. Read more here.
Artisanal Mining and the SDGs (March 14th, 2016)
here, reflecting on what this means for the sector and for the AGC.
In Celebration of Women Artisanal Gold Miners (March 8th 2016)
Women play a variety of roles in artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM). This sector can be a vehicle to improve their socio-economic status, increase their decision-making power in communities, increase their financial independence, and enable women to take measures to protect their and their families’ health. Today we’d like to celebrate and highlight the contribution of women in artisanal and small scale gold mining, by taking a look at a new project that we are launching in Peru.
Read our new blog post about our gender work in Peru here.
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Gold Can Do Good
Making Mercury Free Artisanal Gold Work for Development. A new youtube video showing our work helping miners transition to Mercury Free production of artisanal gold in Burkina Faso.
French Version available.
Interview with Dr Kevin Telmer
Interview with Dr Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the AGC, at Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2014 by Bullion Bulletin. Insight on ASGM markets, supply chains and our work on the ground.
Click here to watch the full interview.
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