Use of CRAFT for addressing issues of child labor and work conditions in Ghana and the Philippines
Date: April to December 2019
País de intervención: Ghana and the Philippines
Donante: The project is funded through the gold mining project CARING, funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), and implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is working with the pilot project in Ghana and in the Philippines, using the CRAFT Code as a tool for supporting the formalization of ASM producers (ASMP) with the aim of involving them in a dynamic of progressive risk mitigation and market legitimization, taking the first steps towards responsible mining. Given the focus of the ILO project, the CRAFT Code is also being used as a tool to specifically address the issues of child labor and work conditions in the gold artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.
To achieve this, ARM will train local partners in Ghana and the Philippines in the application of the CRAFT Code methodologies for analyzing and implementing mitigation activities, with a special focus on child labor and work conditions. Thus, the project’s partners will be able to implement these tools in the field and reproduce the operation with other mining organizations. We will also invite other relevant interested parties (private sector, institutions, civil society) to the training of ‘trainers’ to raise awareness on due diligence processes and contribute to the project’s sustainability.
After having implemented the pilot analysis in the field, ARM will collect the lessons learned and the recommendations given by the interested parties to develop sub-modules and tools for improving the actions plans needed for preventing child labor and for improving work conditions in Ghana and the Philippines.