At the beginning of November, with a dialogue of knowledge, the closure of the Certificate Course on ASM Due Diligence, Environmental Governance, Gender Equity, and Peacebuilding took place, as part of the “Raices Doradas” Project in Chocó.

Experiences around territory governance, gender equity, and good practices in artisanal and small-scale mining- ASM- were shared among guests and participants.

For two months, 31 people among ancestral miners, social leaders, public officers, and local collectors shared and strengthened knowledge on topics such as territory peace, prior consultation, self-protection, gender equity, prevention of child labor recruitment, social and organizational processes, mining governance and legislation, ethnical-territorial processes, among others.

Closing the academic course, a knowledge dialogue and a table of experiences took place around the ASM and gender equity. In addition, an occurrence of wills was signed aiming to evidence the challenges and actions that each person and organization takes regarding the generation of a wide, plural, and respectful governance, aware of the territory and the communities.

The closing ceremony took place on November 7, with the delivery of certificates by Universidad Claretiana- UniClaretiana.

The “Raíces Doradas” project, led by Fundación Atabaque, C.I. Anexpo, the Alliance for Responsible Mining, and funded by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals – EPRM, commits to knowledge and training in territories to move forward in a responsible, sustainable mining where communities have a key role.

With these kind of spaces, we expect to continue building ASM Due Diligence, Environmental Governance, Gender Equity and Peacebuilding.

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