Meeting Report on Regional Training for Francophone Africa on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
More than 40 government representatives from 17 African countries attended a workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from February 26 to March 1 on how to implement the IGF’s guidance on managing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).
This workshop was co-hosted with the Government of Cameroon’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development and the APC-EU Development Minerals Programme.
The interactive four-day workshop took participants through the three phases of the guidance, as they worked in small groups to design ASM management strategies and implementation plans. The ASM sector in Cameroon served as a case study for discussions and activities, with participants visiting an artisanal gold mining to deepen their understanding of the local context.
Please note the meeting report is available in French only.