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Daniel Stapper

manager, mines to markets

Kelly Herman

program officer

In Ghana, Pact is working to strengthen small-scale mining communities, primarily by reducing the use of mercury in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. We're using education, the introduction of better technology, strengthened equipment supply chains and demonstrated business incentives to expand mercury-free gold production.

Pact's past work in Ghana has included efforts to stem environmental degredation, with a focus on improving people's livelihoods. We built partnerships at the community, regional and national levels to strengthen policies and systems for better natural resource management, and strengthened the capacity of local organizations working to protect ecosystems.

Stories and Highlights

Women panning gold in Sierra Leone.

Harnessing artisanal and small-scale mining to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals

September 14, 2020
It makes intuitive sense that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labor-intensive mineral processing and extraction – cuts across the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).