Ghana: Dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)

Source: HakiMadini

HakiMadini

Ghanaian stakeholders in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are gathering this week in Tarkwa to discuss how new collaborations and initiatives could create positive change in the sector.

The meetings, which are part of IIED's global programme of dialogues on ASM, is being convened by IIED's Ghanaian partner Friends of the Nation.

"Ghana was selected as the first dialogue country as it offers a real opportunity for positive change in country," says senior researcher Abbi Buxton, who leads IIED's ASM programme. "With a strong government committed to improving the ASM sector and an advanced small and large-scale mining sector, the lessons learned through this process will act as a guide to inspire and motivate dialogues in other countries."

Over the last few months, IIED, Friends of the Nation and a team of independent researchers have been working together to prepare for the dialogue, including briefing and engaging with stakeholders and identifying the local priorities and key issues in policy and practice.

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