Our Global Reach
Our Vision: We envision a formalized, environmentally sound, and socially responsible Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector that supplies Responsible Artisanal Gold™ to markets, attracts socially responsible investors and buyers, and encourages ethical consumer behaviours.
A Sector universally recognized as a first-rate mechanism of transfer of wealth to those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization.
The government of Guinea teamed up with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and AGC to pilot a gravimetric mercury-free system in Tonso. The pilot system is now operated by the Mining Cooperative of Tonso. Ahead of the launch, members of the Mining Cooperative in Tonso were trained in operating, optimizing, and repairing the equipment, including governance and administration to operate and maintain the use of the pilot system in the long-term. Read the full article.
The Shadow of Gold documentary is a global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold explores the complexities of gold mining and the gold trade. Dr. Kevin Telmer shares perspective on ASGM and mercury use in the film. For screening dates and other information visit Shadow of Gold
AGC was at London’s Goldsmiths’ Centre on Feb 18-19, 2019 for the official launch of Global Environment Facility-backed Global Opportunities for the Long-term Development of the ASGM Sector (GEF GOLD) programme. Spanning eight countries, the five-year programme is a partnership between the GEF, UNDP, UNE, UNIDO, Conservation International and the governments of Burkina Faso, Colombia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, the Philippines and Peru. AGC will be participating in the execution of several GEF GOLD programme projects. Read more in the GEF Press Release.
Our Ground Work