The Online Learning Center is a training platform operated by the Alliance for Responsible Mining which aims to serve as a virtual space for knowledge management and exchange on the different sustainability issues involved in fair and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).
This platform has more than 30 virtual courses. The main objective is to articulate a network of trainers capable of accompanying the adoption of a Sustainable Management System in artisanal and small-scale mining.
We invite other organizations to team up with us to enhance this platform by creating together new tailor-made courses according to the audience’s needs.
Our center believes in the potential of ASM and seeks to have a positive impact on regions, communities and the environment through
education and training.
Our trainings uses a virtual methodology with continued accompaniment during the learning process, with different approaches that will support you to grow and learn on different issues related to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).
This training system is aimed at knowledge multipliers working with ASM. The main objective is to accumulate a network of trainers capable of accompanying the adoption of a Sustainable Management System in ASM.
We invite government institutions, miners, implementing organizations, auditing bodies, actors from the supply chain, and anyone working within the ASM sector to get involved in our courses.
If you are interested in enrolling in our courses or creating a new one together, contact us at:
Be a trainer for the mining experience recognition system!
Our courses are open to the public (Self-training courses), and we create training for groups (tutored courses).
- Introduction to the Fairmined Standard
- Trainer profile
- User Guide
- Virtual platform
Module Fairmined Standard and Certification Systems
- Introduction to Certification Systems
- Importance and benefits
- Introduction to the chain of supply
- Introduction to the Fairmined System (booklet)
Module ASM Gender Equality
- Women’s rights, equal employment opportunities and leadership training for women from ASM communities.
Module Conflict management in mining
- Prevention, resolution and environmental and / or armed conflict management processes in mining communities
Module Organization and production costs
- Sustaining mining operations
- Operating costs
- Production costs
Module Health, Hygiene and Occupational Safety
- Identification, evaluation and management of occupational risks in ASM
Leadership and participation courses:
Basic courses on gender equality and a context of life in mining areas. It includes concepts of economic autonomy, economic solidarity and Information and Communication Technologies.
Safety and hygiene:
A course that identifies the processes and duties of concern to mining organizations, and to each miner, to guarantee the hygiene and security conditions are optimum.
A course that identifies the problems related to child labor in mining, and provides tools to solve this problem.
A course detailing the methodology implemented successfully in projects to reduce or eliminate mercury and its pollution sources.
A version of the leadership course focused on gender issues, and without information regarding Information and Communication Technologies.
To access the learning modules, you must complete the following steps:
Registration: fill out the contact section by clicking here. You must provide general personal information and information about the modules you wish to take.