At its launch in 2001, the Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) initiative was envisioned as a means of fostering global knowledge sharing, with an emphasis on networking among stakeholders, development of a website and knowledge center, information exchange and learning. Within two years, the website knowledge center was established.
Communities, Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (CASM) AT A GLANCE Artisanal and small scale mining is practiced in about 50 countries by people who live in the poorest and more direct support to artisanal and small scale mining communities in these regions.
Communities and Small Scale Mining An Integrated Review For Development Planning ii TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD i ACRONYMS iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v 1 INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 CASM Past, Present and Future 1 1.2 Artisanal and Small Scale Mining 4 1.2.1 The Problematique of ASM 6 1.2.2 Employment 9 1.2.3 Commodity Types and Production 11
An artisanal miner or small scale miner (ASM) is a subsistence miner who is not officially employed by a mining company, but works independently, mining various minerals or panning for gold using their own resources. Small scale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally using manually intensive methods, working with hand tools.
In many developing countries, artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) is largely a poverty driven activity which plays an important economic role. It is estimated that in the order of 13 million people in about 30 countries are directly engaged in small scale mining, a significant proportion of whom are women and children.
Many artisanal and small scale miners are achieving high rates of gold recovery without mercury, benefiting their health, the health of their communities, and the environment. On this page, we summarize some of the techniques in mercury free artisanal and small scale gold mining.
Small scale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally using manually intensive methods, working with hand tools. (NAPs) and to pilot concrete field models that can replicated to greater and greater numbers of artisanal mining communities.
Until recently, small scale and artisanal gold mining were the principal metallic mining activities in Ecuador. Important enters of this type of mining are situated within the country's south and over the last three decades have led to serious environmental damages with repercussions for both miners and local communities.
The terms artisanal mining and small scale mining both refer to rudimentary processes of ore extraction and are referred to here as ASM. Ecological impacts caused by ASM activities include diversion of rivers, water siltation, landscape degradation, deforestation, destruction of aquatic habitat, and mercury pollution (Mol and Ouboter, 2004).
Small scale and artisanal mining a sector that governments and development agencies often see as only as a problem could be a source of sustainable livelihoods for millions of marginalised people, say researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Water, more than any other natural resource, should be approached and valued from multiple perspectives. This paper presents the Water, Mining and Communities Framework, which focuses on integrating technical and social approaches to sustainable water management with a goal to achieve co management of water between various stakeholders.
STANDARD GUIDANCE (COP 33) Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) are formal or informal operations with predominantly simplified forms of exploration, extraction, processing and transportation. the needs of the local communities and/or the large scale mine.
Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) CASM Secretariat at the World Bank Program for general level of the study area and at the specific level of artisanal and small scale mining communities and operations. As part of the toolkit, a set of indicators is proposed for each of the five asset categories natural, human, financial, social and
Gender Dimensions of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining A Rapid Assessment Toolkit v Preface A rtisanal and small scale mining (ASM) is a global reality. It represents a long standing and important livelihood for more than 100 million men and women around the wold. In some places, communities
The Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) is a small grants scheme of the World Bank that provides a support of US $5,000 to projects which are focused upon reducing poverty and increasing sustainable development in communities through artisanal and small scale mining.
The Communities and Small scale Mining (CASM) is a World Bank led initiative that has focused on developing strategies to mitigate the environmental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM,) developing training materials to preserve the health, safety, and environment of artisanal miners; increasing integration of awareness; and
Mining accounted for 6% of GDP in 2011 and the sector grew by 23.5% in 2012. There are currently about thirteen (13) large scale mining companies and 16 operations and over 1000 registered small scale companies in the sector. Large scale companies are mainly foreign owned while small
Small scale mining (Plate 1a) usually requires less capital investment and mostly undertaken by small artisans; while foreigners are the main actors of the large scale mining sector in Ghana. However, small scale mining activities are statutorily restricted to only Ghanaians.
Until end of 2012, this domain quot;artisanalminingquot; hosted the website of the quot;Communities and Small scale Miningquot; (CASM) initiative. After CASM had come to an unexpected end (with a Roundtable on the future of the initiative in 2010 and the announcement of a quot;better, stronger CASMquot;), its website disappeared and with it hundreds of valuable files.
The burden of gold Child labour in small scale mines and quarries. This year's World Day Against Child Labour focused the world's attention on the plight of child labourers in small scale mines and quarries. The ILO estimates that about one million children aged 5 to 17 are engaged in small scale mining and quarrying activities worldwide.
However, artisanal small scale mining is associated with a number of negative impacts including an influx of workers in mining communities and conflict with existing miners, communicable diseases, environmental degradation, abandoned pits and shafts, as well as school dropouts. (Communities and small scale mining report,(CASM), 2009).
TAB Forest has extensive gold mining expertise in its executive and operational ranks. The company has close ties with Ghanas governmental agencies and the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners, and is actively working on partnerships to help all of Ghanas small scale miners create prosperous projects that will benefit the Ghanaian economy.