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Contacts

Karen Hayes

vice president, mines to markets
khayes@pactworld.org

Cristina Villegas

director, mines to markets
cvillegas@pactworld.org

Meet your miner: Asha

October 24, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Fatuma

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Prisca

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Artisanal mining: A dangerous trade or a misrepresented industry?

August 22, 2019
A Q&A with Pact's Mines to Markets Director Cristina Villegas in Mine Australia.

Photo story: Safer prosperity

July 24, 2019
From Zimbabwe to Myanmar, Pact is partnering with small-scale gold miners to help them reduce their use of mercury to safely earn income they rely on.

Somos Tesoro in Colombia: We are Treasure

June 12, 2019
In Colombia, Pact's Somos Tesoro project is working to end child labor in gold and coal mining and improve health and safety conditions. Somos Tesoro means "We are Treasure." Because children are...

With women miners, Pact & partners build an ethical gemstone supply chain from the ground up

June 5, 2019
When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact’s Cristina Villegas in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, Villegas immediately knew where to start. As director of Pact’s...

In her own words: A former child miner in DRC makes a new start

May 28, 2019
Since 2003, Pact has worked to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners through its Mines to Markets program. This includes efforts to end child labor in mining, from Colombia to the...

World Bank and Pact launch first ‘state of the sector’ report for artisanal and small-scale mining

April 24, 2019
Over 40 million people globally work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) 10 million people living in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are directly engaged in ASM Accurate, reliable data on...

Reducing mercury’s risks among women miners in Zimbabwe

March 28, 2019
Women in Zimbabwe are slowly joining the mining sector, as it is among the best paying jobs where options are few. Pact provides training and education to women miners in Midlands and Matabeleland...

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