To meet the needs of miners and stakeholders, ARM held consultation workshops in four languages in South America and Africa, attended by over 1000 participants:
- Two local workshops with community miners in Tadó and Condoto, Chocó, Colombia (August 2006)
- National workshop in Neiva, Huila (Colombia) with mining cooperatives, academics and government officials involved in gold supply chain programs, (September 2006).
- National workshop in Peru with miners’ organizations, NGOs, government officials, donors and academics (September 2006).
- National workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, with government officials and the Association of Mozambican Mine Workers (November 2006).
- Global workshop held at CASM in Madagascar, attended by a diverse multi-stakeholder group including over 8 African delegations and participants from Asia, the Americas and Europe (November 2006).
- Latin American Regional Workshop, with delegates representing ASM organisations and mining cooperatives from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, as well as Peruvian government officials, NGOs and interested funding agencies. Lima, (December 2006).
- Local workshop with miners, government officials and traders in the Remedios-Segovia mining region, Colombia (March 2007).
- National workshop in La Paz, Bolivia, co-ordinated by ARM partner Cumbre del Sajama, attended by delegates from the main federations of miner’s cooperatives, government officials, NGO representatives and International development cooperation officials (March 2007).
- Local workshop in the La Llanada mining community, Nariño (Colombia), with delegates from 12 cooperatives, community based organisations, local government authorities, academics and local environmental protection officers (July 2007).