Spring Check Up – Looking Bright!
By Kevin Telmer - February 20, 2017
✅ 10 Countries;
✅ 5 Languages;
✅ Millions of rural poor positively impacted with better health, safety and economic conditions.
This February is shaping up to be one of the most influential months in AGC’s history. And we are rolling into the Spring with more momentum than ever.
The AGC is working on multiple stages and types of projects to improve ASGM worldwide.
In more detail, here is some of our progress this Spring:
We have set up a demonstration plant whereby miners will no longer need to use mercury to extract their gold from the ore and at the same time their gold recovery will improve by about 30%. From February 21-23 we take part in a USDoS Regional Workshop on Mercury Reduction which will involve participants from Ghana, Burkina Faso & Guinea. On February 24th we will participate in the GEF GOLD Burkina Faso kick-off event, followed by technical meeting with UNIDO.
Environmental and technical experts from the AGC have completed their baseline data collection in rural Indonesia and they are back in Jakarta now for analysis.
Preparatory work is being completed to work with the government in Loa in preparing their National Action Plan.
The National Action Plan (NAP) workshop inception meeting occurs this month, during which we will be recruiting national experts, and in meetings with national government.
The National Action Plan (NAP) workshop inception meeting occurs this month, during which we will be recruiting national experts, and meeting with national government officials.
The National Action Plan (NAP) workshop inception meeting occurs this Spring, during which we will be meeting with national government and recruiting national experts.
Our first installation for the MEJORO project will be completed soon. Check our ULULA blog for other helpful projects in Peru.
Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Peru, and Indonesia
The AGC has started developing a business training curriculum that will be delivered to miners in these four countries