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Funding ASGM Projects in West Africa Susan Keane, Natural Resources Defense Council June 2011, Nigeria.

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1 Funding ASGM Projects in West Africa Susan Keane, Natural Resources Defense Council June 2011, Nigeria

2 Progress in Francophone West Africa 2009 UNIDO and Finland funds Bamako meeting 2010 UNIDO submits a SAICM Quick Start Project for Mali with ($237,000) ARM and UNIDO meet with FFEM and propose projects for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal 2011 FFEM approves further development with a budget of €900,000 Blacksmith, AGC and ARM submit proposal to GEF to fund additional projects in these countries for $1,000,000

3 Bamako December 2009  Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal Sub-Regional Workshop Goals Inform stakeholders on environmental and public health risks Inform stakeholders on regulatory and technical options for increased sustainability and productivity Encourage countries to develop national action plans for reducing mercury use, exposure, and pollution Develop technical assistance projects to address identified problems.

4 Francophone West African Country Information Burkina FasoMaliSenegal Employment300,000200,00050,000 Annual Production kg (experts agree real output is probably 4x higher than estimate) 4,000kg (3 rd largest output in Africa, 14 th largest in world) 2,500kg (expected to grow to 4,000kg in coming years) National Regulations Mining Code of 2003 covers small scale mining, and provision of titles and permits. Mining laws focus on industrial mining, do not address ASGM. Regulations do cover chemical substances and wastes. Mining laws focus on industrial mining, do not address ASGM. Interest in strengthening mercury legislation

5 Progress in Francophone West Africa 2009 UNIDO and Finland funds Bamako meeting UNIDO provides remaining funds to initiate strategic planning in each country UNIDO submits a SAICM Quick Start Project for Mali with ($237,000) ARM and UNIDO meet with FFEM and propose projects for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal 2011 FFEM approves further development with a budget of €900,000 Blacksmith, AGC and ARM submit proposal to GEF to fund additional projects in these countries for $1,000,000

6 Senegal – National Strategic Action Plan December 2011 Assess the state of pollution and health impacts of mercury use in gold mining December 2012 Strengthen national legislation on mercury Support the creation of a regional observatory body for mercury management in gold mining December 2015 Strengthen miners organizations by establishing 15 EIGs/year and issuing at least 5 operating permits/year Reduce risk of mercury poisoning during panning by 80% Continue to strengthen advocacy on HIV / AIDS Increase mining productivity and income by 50% Strengthen support for traditional gold mining at the Industrial and Mining Technical School Kédougou

7 Progress in Francophone West Africa 2009 UNIDO funds Bamako meeting and provides remaining funds to initiate strategic planning in each country UNIDO submits a SAICM Quick Start Project for Mali with ($237,000) ARM and UNIDO meet with FFEM and propose projects for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal 2011 FFEM approves further development with a budget of €900,000 Blacksmith, AGC and ARM submit proposal to GEF to fund additional projects in these countries for $1,000,000

8 Progress in Francophone West Africa 2009 UNIDO funds Bamako meeting and provides remaining funds to initiate strategic planning in each country UNIDO submits a SAICM Quick Start Project for Mali with ($237,000) ARM and UNIDO meet with FFEM and propose projects for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal 2011 FFEM approves further development with a budget of €900,000 Blacksmith, AGC and ARM submit proposal to GEF to fund additional projects in these countries for $1,000,000

9 GEF Proposal Co-Financing  GEF projects need to be co-financed by host country  Least Developed Countries can count on 1/1.5 co- financing from the GEF  More developed countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Peru, Ecuador are co-financed 1/2.5  Higher income countries would be co-financed at 1/4  Cash financing from countries will get a better co-finance agreement than in-kind projects

10 GEF Proposal Activities Outline Reassess and implement national strategy action plans and national policies based on pilot site outcomes Evaluate opportunity for fair trade certification Implement mercury reduction/elimination pilot projects Monitor/Assess changes in overall mercury use, emissions and exposure at pilot sites Develop comprehensive health education and technology training programs Develop and implement national strategic action plans to promote sound management of mercury in ASGM Improve understanding of scope of ASGM

11 Previous World Bank Projects with ASM components Examples of World Bank Projects with Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Components CountryYearProject NameTotal Project US$m ASM Related US$m Nigeria2004Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project Madagascar2003Mineral Resources Governance Project Uganda2004Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project 305 Tanzania2009Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project 5013 DRC2010Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector 503


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