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We have developed a variety of partnerships with NGOs, Multi-lateral donors and Institutions who wish to make a positive impact in this sector.  These donors support existing projects that address our current needs. We have also developed bespoke projects customized to meet their specific interests.

Inter-American Development Bank


This multi-million dollar project supports the development of market incentives and formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.

The project works across four primary areas: Strengthening the local capacities for the formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector (Training of Trainers virtual learning program), strengthening incentives for formalization and sustainability (field work supporting mining organizations), access to formal global markets, and  the management and dissemination of knowledge of artisanal mining. More information.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


Our partnership with UNIDO in West Africa focuses on creating a fair mining supply chain and reducing mercury use in mining practices.

This project looks to identify artisanal and small-scale mining organizations with a potential to become part of the Fairmined initiative, and to offer them support by building the capacity of local organizations that train and support the miners.

It also supports our work in the reduction of mercury use, policy recommendations, and the establishment of fair supply chains.

US Department of Labor


In partnership with Fundación Mi Sangre, PACT and Fondo Accion, we are working on a project, known as Somos Tesoro, with the US Department of Labor to reduce child labor in Colombia’s artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

 We are specifically focusing on improving mining safety and labor issues, as well as working towards formalization through technical assistance, public policy and advocacy.

Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez

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Fondo Accion is supporting the incorporation of best environmental and social practices and formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining organizations in Colombia.

Apart from supporting environmental improvements in selected organizations, they co-fund the organization of regional workshops on mining and the environment.

They also support our Gold Dialogues, an event that brings different stakeholders together to discuss issues related to artisanal mining.



This project supported the development of a toolkit that helps address forced labor in artisanal  gold mining communities.


International Institute for Environment and Development


The International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED is one of the world’s top development and environment policy research organizations. Since 2013, the Alliance for Responsible Mining and IIED have been collaborating in the development of a knowledge program to improve the design and implementation of policy and practical initiatives, of governments, the private sector, mining organizations and civil society, so that the sector is more socially just and contributes to sustainable development.

Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) Project in Mongolia


The SAM Project in Mongolia of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) aims to contribute to rural development and poverty reduction by working with all stakeholders to ensure that artisanal miners are recognized as a responsible and organized activity contributing to sustainable rural development. With SAM we collaborate to facilitate Fairmined Certification of Mongolian artisanal and small-scale miners through enabling exchanges, training programs and networking. Thanks to the support of the Sam Project the NGO XAMODX obtained Fairmined Ecological Certification in 2015.

Fundación Ayuda


Fundacion Ayuda is supporting our work to ensure that gender equality is being mainstreamed in colombian artisanal mining organizations seeking Fairmined Certification.

The project aims to increase the presence and roles of female miners in organisation discussions and leaderships positions, as well as promote the work of those women who are adopting responsible practices in mining.

To achieve these goals, we are developing an online virtual platform with a gender module. This module will educate influential artisanal miners leaders about the sector’s gender issues; this knowledge will then be diffused to their networks and communities.






Our Vision

Our vision is to transform the ASM in a formalized, organized and profitable activity that uses efficient technologies and is socially and environmentally responsible; that it progressively develops within a framework of good governance, legality, participation and respect for diversity;
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