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Artisanal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in Ghanaian parlance, is one of the most complex economic sectors in Ghana.
Performance across Ghana’s mineral value chain is strong and policies and laws governing the sector are satisfactory, but improvement is still needed in the negotiation of mining contracts, while environmental […]
Approximately 8 million Africans are engaged in artisanal mining—mining activity characterized by the use of rudimentary tools and labor intensive techniques. These 8 million jobs support nearly 45 million Africans. Yet, very little is known about the role that women...
The artisanal mining sector employs nearly 8 million Africans across the continent and supports more than 45 million indirectly. Artisanal mining is a poverty-driven activity that frequently exists outside the law, which feeds conflict and disenfranchises miners, especially women. Women,...
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Ghana’s ‘tragedy of the commons’ – how about a self-regulatory approach to artisanal mining?
Artisanal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in Ghanaian parlance, is one of the most complex economic sectors in Ghana. It is largely informal and unstructured, and the practice dates back centuries.
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