Combating modern slavery in artisanal cobalt mining is vital to achieving the Paris Agreement targets
October 19, 2020
Coinciding with Anti-Slavery Day on October 18, last week the UK’s Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released its review of UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery in developing countries...
Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC
October 12, 2020
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or...
September 14, 2020
It makes intuitive sense that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labor-intensive mineral processing and extraction – cuts across the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Neglected artisanal miners are proven critical for the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
September 9, 2020
Even in its informal state, ASM makes positive contributions to almost all of the SDGs, but also has negative impacts on most of them. Depending on the way it is approached, formalization can help...
September 1, 2020
Pact is proud to be the lead on-the-ground implementer of the ITSCI system. This article was originally published in the July 2020 issue of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center Bulletin,...
August 3, 2020
Pact's Stephanie Shumsky discusses women in mining and Pact's Mines to Markets program, which improves the lives of small-scale miners around the globe.
As Covid-19 underscores the vulnerability of artisanal miners, Pact and partners gather data for solutions
June 26, 2020
There is no question that Covid-19 is taking a significant economic toll across the developing world. The pandemic is now expected to push 71 million additional people into extreme poverty (those...
June 22, 2020
In response to the threat of Covid-19 and with a view to safeguarding the health of workers onsite and their surrounding communities, operations at the Mutoshi Pilot Project were suspended in March...
June 12, 2020
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pact and its partners are finding sustainable solutions to stop child labor in mining, including for Laetitia Kawanga.
May 15, 2020
This week, Pact joined more than 70 civil society organizations and community-based associations in calling for immediate and concerted action from governments, financing institutions, international...