Learn and let learn Boost the ASM sector by contributing to the knowledge pool
Learning Opens up the ASM Sector
Together with local partners – Responding to the challenge of artisanal and small-scale mining in KBK Districts- Knowledge network can help!
Learning Enriches the Sector Every Day
The Establishment of the project Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities in KBK regions of Odisha, India is made possible by funding from the World Bank`s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi Donor Trust Fund. EGPS supports resource-dependent developing countries to build extractive sectors that drive inclusive, sustainable growth and development and ultimately, poverty reduction.
Why join our ASM Learning Group?
Together we will work for formalizing the ASM sector here and everywhere and up-lift.the condition of ASM workers with less voice.
What We’re All About
We invite miners, entrepreneurs, those in value chain and supply chain, mining companies, government mining department, local authorities, civil society organizations, financial institutions, universities to address the challenges in ASM sector
⦁ Formalization of this vast sector for KBK’s development
⦁ Engagement of ASM workers in policy process, decision making,
⦁ Engagement of ASM workers in supply chain and value chain development
⦁ Alternative Livelihood opportunities for ASM workers
Building cooperatives of ASM workers for lobbying and advocating their rights
⦁ Organizing Association of Women in ASM sector to claim their rights and entitlements
Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, in partnership with miners, entrepreneurs, mining agencies in private and public sectors, CSOs and others
Our goal is to achieve an enabling environment for the ASM sector, which provides secure and dignified livelihoods for vulnerable people involved in ASM activities. We will work for empowerment of ASM workers by promoting collaboration among sector actors, and to ensure sustainable development outcomes.
⦁ Establishment of new cross-sector networks (learning group) of ASM policy champions in India, who has the knowledge, tools and links to improve their organisations’ practices and influence
⦁ Strengthened knowledge among officials in key government departments about ASM, miners’ perspectives and effective interventions
⦁ Greater visibility and representation of ASM miners’ views in policy-making and public
⦁ Increased understanding, dialogue and co-operation amongst disconnected actors – between ASM and governments, ASM and large companies, and across the local-national-global
⦁ Vastly improved online access to information on ASM for a wide range of stakeholders nationally, globally and increased cross-country and South-South learning among programme participants
OUR TARGET SUBSECTORS
Our target subsectors include gold, gemstones, construction materials (sand, stone, clay) and salt.
OUR TARGET AUDIENCE:
⦁ Government officials (mining, environment, health, women, local government);
⦁ ASM mining organisations;
⦁ Supply chain actors (processors, traders, buyers);
⦁ CSR managers in large-scale mining firms;
⦁ Donors with in-country technical assistance programmes;
⦁ NGOs, academic or technical experts involved in supporting ASM
Trusted by thousand of ASM workers, traders, entrepreneurs, researchers, lobbyists and advocates of miners’ rights.
Trusted by thousand of ASM workers, traders, entrepreneurs, researchers, lobbyists and advocates of miners’ rights
“I am with a mission -: Building cooperatives of ASM workers for lobbying and advocating their rights & Organizing Association of Women in ASM sector to claim their rights and entitlements.”
Mitrabhanu Mishra, Advocate
“It will be easier to share and access research data and tools in ASM sector.”
Saurav Dash, Researcher
“For me formalization of the sector is critical and I like their initiatives.”
K Dandasena, ASM Community Leader