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Formalization and Marketing Workshop in Chala, Peru

Formalization and Marketing Workshop in Chala, Peru

ARM hosted the regional workshop in the city of Chala, Peru, where the formalization requirements were discussed; The different members of the supply chain collaborated in order to expedite the marketing and exporting processes, and access loans. Miners also exchanged stories about their experiences during the internship at the MACDESA mining organization.
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CRAFT Code´s revision

CRAFT Code´s revision

The three main purposes for initiating CRAFT Version 2 are to 1) follow standards setting best practice in support of CRAFT’s credibility and legitimacy as a tool, 2) expand the scope of CRAFT to maximize its utility to the artisanal minerals sector and its constituencies, and 3) enable progressive improvement and integrate lessons learned from implementing version 1.
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Generating a productive empowerment

Generating a productive empowerment

Since November 2017, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), along with the funding from the Ensemble Foundation, the Colorado School of Mines and the Ford Foundation, have been developing a global project to promote good mining practices in the Puno region.
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We attended the NEOMIN Fair in Peru

We attended the NEOMIN Fair in Peru

The goal of the event was to assist small mining producers in employing clean technologies to eradicate the use of mercury in mining, as well as for miners to know and approach the various state agencies involved in mining.
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Training workshop on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Training workshop on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

On February 27, the skills workshop on the OECD Diligence Due Diligence Guide was held in Medellin, Colombia, in order to understand the context, objectives and recommendations, as well as to analyze in depth the necessary steps for its implementation.
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How we are facing 2019

How we are facing 2019

For the Alliance for Responsible Mining, 2018 ended with some encouraging news, such as the increase from 8 to 11 artisanal and small-scale mining organizations certified under the Fairmined Standard (in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Mongolia), and the growth in the volume of Fairmined certified gold in relation to the previous year.
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The Alliance for Responsible Mining starts a project in Burkina Faso

The Alliance for Responsible Mining starts a project in Burkina Faso

The first of January, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) officially started a project in Burkina Faso. This one will run for three years and it is financed by the European Union (EU). It is the first large project that ARM implements in West Africa since the one financed by the UNIDO. In addition, the project is the first one signed from ARM Europe.
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Cauca-Nariño Regional Workshop: Experiences involving a connection between multiple stakeholders and the artisanal and small-scale mining sector

Cauca-Nariño Regional Workshop: Experiences involving a connection between multiple stakeholders and the artisanal and small-scale mining sector

The Cauca-Nariño Regional Workshop was held on December 4 and 5 in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia, and was attended by more than 50 people, including institutions; artisanal and small-scale miners from Cauca, Nariño, Antioquia, Huila and Boyacá; scholars; civil society organizations such as Foro por Colombia; and members of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) team.
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The Alliance for Responsible Mining opens a branch in Europe

The Alliance for Responsible Mining opens a branch in Europe

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) foundation opened an association in Europe composed by the 8 members of the board of directors of the foundation. As a result, the “Association Alliance pour une Mine Responsable – Europe” (ARM Europe), based in France, is now a reality.
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