Webinar: Advancing Responsible Artisanal Mining

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USAID’s Land and Urban Office recently hosted a webinar on Advancing Responsible Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM). View the webinar recording and download the presentation. 

In the webinar, a panel of experts from USAID, Oro Legal, and other partners provided a broad overview of USAID’s work on ASM globally, then focused on an example of the multi-faceted Oro Legal program in Colombia, which seeks to strengthen sector governance, encourage stakeholder participation, develop alternative livelihoods, and reduce the environmental impact of illegal mining.

Presenters

Kim ThompsonAdvisor for the E3/Land and Urban Office

Kim Thompson is an advisor in the E3/Land and Urban Office on issues of governance, crime and conflict in the environment sector.  She leads USAID’s technical work on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). Kim is a career foreign service officer with over 9 years of experience at USAID. She has previously worked in the Office of Conflict, Management and Mitigation, as well as overseas at USAID Missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Thailand. At USAID/DRC, she focused on promoting responsible mineral supply chains for artisanally-mined tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. She previously served on the Governance Committee for the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade.



Terah Dejong, Technical Advisor, USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) Project

Terah Dejong is an expert in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), conflict minerals, land tenure policy and reform and has worked on USAID ASM programs in Cote d’Ivoire and Central African Republic. He is an international sustainability consultant with Tetra Tech and currently serves as Technical Advisor for USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project. He has 10+ years of professional and personal experience in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.



Peter Doyle, Chief of Party, Oro Legal

Peter Doyle has more than thirty years of experience in environmental management, alternative development, and social and community development. As the chief of party for USAID’s Legal Gold Activity, he leads efforts to reduce the negative economic, environmental and public security impacts of unauthorized artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations in twenty municipalities within Colombia. As part of this effort, Mr. Doyle has developed partnerships between government entities, six private mining companies, and 24 small miner associations, which to date has resulted in 83 illegal mines becoming legal, almost 17,000 hectares of degraded mining land rehabilitated and US$ 112,000,000 incorporated into the formal economy.



 

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