Click through the links below to find out more about the issues facing the mining sector in Ghana.
Article detailing community tension with multinational company in the mining town of Prestea
Operation Sunlight is a project which tackled child labour in the galamsey (small scale) gold mines of the Talensi Nabdam District in Ghana’s Upper East.
A story on attempts to create fair trade standards for gold
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is an independent initiative established to enhance equity and wellbeing in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities through improved social, environmental and labour practices, good governance and the implementation of ecosystem restoration practices.
The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit organization based in Canada and dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world.
Artminers is a US registered 501c3 non profit organization, bringing clean mining technologies and capacity building to people and communities dependent on natural resources for their survival
CASM is a global networking and coordination facility with a stated mission to “to reduce poverty by improving the environmental, social and economic performance of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries.”
Ethical Metalsmiths is committed to leading jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources for gold, diamonds and other materials used for jewelry.
Dr. Hilson is a leading researcher investigating issues around galamsey and is exploring many innovative methods to try to reduce the damage caused by the work.
The NRDC is involved in initiatives to reduce mercury in artisanal mining.
A project of Earthworks Action, the No Dirty Gold campaign seeks to support the efforts of the many groups around the world who are working to end dirty gold mining practices.