Videos Playlist 10 Videos Artisanal Gold Council’s Dr. Kevin Telmer leads a workshop on Mercury Free Processing System in Peru 5:47 Paracale: Dispatches from the Field 0:00 ASGM: Eliminating the worst practices 9:34 The Artisanal Gold Mining Sector – Challenges and Opportunities – French and Spanish Subtitles 12:56 Interview with Kevin Telmer from Artisanal Gold […]

Training Materials

Training Materials Health Poster: Mercury Use in Artisanal Gold Mining The Artisanal Gold Council developed the first version of this poster to highlight why mercury use in artisanal gold mining is dangerous and to explain how mercury affects our health. Available for download (PDF) in English Chemical Hazards in the Artisanal Gold Sector: Impacts of […]


Articles ASGM status in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia Author: Baiq Dewi Krisnayanti ABSTRACT: Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) obviously contributes to serious environmental and health issue for miners, nearby populations, and larger community when the use of mercury (Hg) occurs. Mercury amalgamation is used as a gold recovery technique by 10-12 million ASGM miners […]


Presentations 2020 COVID-19 Training and Discussion The AGC has compiled a PowerPoint presentation for the training of its national teams and project partners on COVID-19. This presentation serves as an additional resource for team members of ASM projects that are involved in COVID-19 awareness-raising, training, and outreach campaigns. Latest update: August 13, 2020 (Version2). 2019 […]

Country Reports

Country Reports National Action Plans that AGC helped develop Burkina Faso French PDF Ecuador English PDF, Spanish PDF Lao PDR English PDF Mali French PDF Senegal French PDF For more information related to National Action Plans, please visit the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury website. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector […]

What We Do

What We Do For Artisanal Gold Mining Communities Occupational health and safety training Creating responsible economic opportunities in ASGM sector Environmental management strategies for reduction of ASGM impact and outcome monitoring For Governments Strategies to promote reduction of emissions and releases of mercury, as part of their Minamata Convention commitments Robust, detailed and reliable information […]

Our Approach

Our Apporach We use an integrated approach We work directly with Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining communities and local experts to develop integrated and practical solutions that address the unique circumstances that exist in different locations around the world. We aim to improve the ASGM sector through awareness, training, education, and capacity-building. The diversity of […]

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vison Our Vision is 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 […]