Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining


Cristina Villegas

director, mines to markets


Socio-economic baseline study of Kasulo, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 15, 2021
Getting data right is key to ensure that interventions to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities are well designed and provide the intended impact. Pact is partnering...
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Tackling modern slavery in DRC-UK mineral supply chains to deliver on the green industrial revolution

April 13, 2021
In March, over 40 stakeholders participated in an online workshop to hear from industry experts across three panel discussions about why moving beyond compliance to implement practical solutions...

Mining together, building impact and stopping child labor in Colombia

March 9, 2021
After seven years of success in Colombia, the Somos Tesoro project celebrated its conclusion with a webinar to present its work mobilizing diverse stakeholders in formalizing mining activities and...

Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals: ASM and LSM perspectives

October 16, 2020
Webinar recording: Leveraging Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM) and Large-Scale Mining (LSM) to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals Organizers: Responsible Mining Foundation,...

Mapping artisanal and small-scale mining to the Sustainable Development Goals

September 8, 2020
Pact and the University of Delaware’s Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) is the first report assessing all positive and negative...

The global significance of the DRC’s battery metals

August 26, 2020
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to a variety of key metals and minerals, including cobalt, lithium and the 3T’s (tin, tungsten and tantalum), all of which are forecast to see rapid...

Gemstone traceability: Viable objective or unrealistic challenge?

July 21, 2020
The challenge of traceability is significant for all sectors of the jewelery industry, which is characterized by lengthy supply chains in which many of the participants are small- and medium-sized...

Symposium on the effects of Covid-19 on artisanal and small-scale mining

July 21, 2020
Hosted by the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference, a panel of experts from the World Bank (Dr. Rachel Perks), OECD (Benjamin Katz), and Pact (Cristina Villegas) talk about their global initiatives...

Investment opportunities in artisanal and small-scale mining operations

July 21, 2020
In this Coffee Chat from May 26, 2020, AMI Natural Resources Practice Leader Remi Piet is joined by Daniel Stapper and Nitin Vaswani from Pact – Mines to Market, an organization which brings together...

Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge: 'River of Gold' webinar

July 21, 2020
Featuring: Dr. Luis E. Fernandez, Executive Director at the Wake Forest University Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) and Assistant Professor of Research at Wake Forest University’s...