ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Source:UNDP

Launched in July 2015, the initiative “Capacity development of mineral institutions and of small-scale private sector operating in low-value minerals in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries” aims to help the sector contribute to the fulfilment of the ambitious, and soon to be agreed to, sustainable development goals, as well as toward the ACP Framework of Action on the Development of Mineral Resources Sector, endorsed by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors in 2011.

The three-year €13.4 million initiative is an Intra-ACP programme initiated by the ACP Secretariat, financed by the European Commission and UNDP, and implemented by UNDP at the request of ACP Group of States.

The initiative will support the small-scale private sector, mining, public institutions and communities in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States that operate in the low value mining and materials sector. It will promote knowledge exchange to increase the sector’s productivity, help better manage mining operations to adhere to national and international environmental and health standards, and prevent conflict through effective community relations.

 

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Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines

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