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Becoming an Artisanal Miner According to the Law: Breakthrough Sensitization
The USAID-funded Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project has sensitized over 1,243 (including 266 women) artisanal miners and mine site owners on how to officially become artisanal miners according to Central African law. AMPR Community Development Specialists and Community Mobilizers conducted the sensitization sessions jointly with Regional Officers from the Ministry of Mines and…Read More
Mobilizing to address COVID-19 in vulnerable diamond and gold mining communities
By Terah U. DeJong, Technical Deputy, USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights project “Look at how we work,” said Sylvain, an artisanal diamond miner in Sama near Carnot in the Central African Republic (CAR). “If the coronavirus comes to this site then we’re all going to get it.” That concern is shared by Central African…Read More
Statement of Jeffrey Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, on Illicit Mining
On December 5, 2019, the Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues held a hearing on Illicit Mining: Threats to U.S. National Security and International Human Rights. USAID’s Jeff Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), testified on…Read More