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Governments, large- and small-scale mining: beginning a dialogue

Abbi Buxton

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The interface between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and large-scale mining (LSM) is often characterised by conflict and distrust. Examples of successful engagement are scarce and short-lived. IIED is creating a safe and neutral space for companies, miners and government to build trust, shared understanding and solutions through dialogue.

IIED facilitated a session at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s (IGF) day on ASM at the Indaba International Mining Conference in Cape Town in February 2014. This publication reports on the session, which explored questions on how to bring the right players to the table for a dialogue and the vision for change in the sector.

This publication forms part of IIED’s work to identify pathways towards inclusive and responsible mining.

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Buxton, A (2014) 'Governments, large- and small-scale mining: Beginning a dialogue. Report back from Indaba Mining Conference'. IIED, London.
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IIED's dialogue programme for artisanal and small-scale mining enables a wide range of stakeholders to come together and collaborate on empowering miners, improving governance and delivering a safer, more secure working environment.

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Dialogues for a sustainable and productive artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector

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