Implementation Plan of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Strategy, as part of the Mining and Gas Technical Assistance Project, Mozambique (MAGTAP).


Date:  October 2021 – October 2022

Country: Mozambique (Inhambane, Tete, Zambezia)

Donnor: The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) of Mozambique via The World Bank

Partner: Levin Sources

Implementing Partners: Levin Sources – Alliance for Responsible Mining – in partnership with Genesis


Objective :

Operationalize the Government ASM development strategy in the country.


  • Artisanal miners from 4 pilot cooperatives (2 of clay and clay products making in Inhambane, 1 of gemstones in Zambezia, 1 of gold in Tete)
  • Government officers from the national mining and geology department (DNGM) and from the targeted provinces


  1. Support to the formalization process and implementation of good mining practices in three pilot areas through the adapted support of four ASM cooperatives
  2. Ongoing capacity building of government officials through the involvement of the implementation of extension services delivered by the project team
  3. Development of recommendations for extension services systems following the project implementation

Results 2022:

  • 4 small-scale mining organizations converted into cooperatives and accompanied legal, cadastral, organizational, financial, commercial, technical, environmental, and social issues.
  • 13 technical field missions to train officials.
  • 13 operational sheets were produced for replication and 9 training modules were created.
  • 1 exhaustive document of recommendations to deploy ASM formalization strategy in the country.
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