© Tina Mwasha
ARM has committed strategic alliances with actors that like us dedicate their efforts to support producers of precious metals and stones worldwide. These alliances allow us to reach even more miners and engage in projects that, like ARM, take a bottom-up approach to make sustainable changes in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector.
To deliver high value support to mining communities, we work in partnership with miners' organizations and local support organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia. By building the capacity of local NGO’s and other support organizations through training of trainers programs , we seek to ensure that miners wanting to formalize and/or achieve Fairmined certification can find skillful high value local support.
We also facilitate the Artisanal and Small-scale miners’ inclusion in the global movement of responsible mining always working to ensure their voices are heard in key global forums and industry initiatives.
A key part of strengthening the adoption of best practices in the sector is knowledge sharing in the network. We support miners’ organizations and local NGOs in arranging miners’ exchanges allowing them to share their experiences and guide organizations that have just entered, or are planning to enter, the Fairmined system. We also arrange workshops in our network to consolidate our relations and discuss lessons learned.