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Artisanal Gold Council


Welcome to the career site of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) at Impactpool!


The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector. Small-scale Artisanal Gold Mining constitutes an important economic sector in more than 70 countries of the world, providing livelihoods for more than 100 million people.

We work directly with Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining communities and local experts to develop integrated and practical solutions that address the unique circumstances that exist in different locations around the world. We aim to improve the ASGM sector through awareness, training, education, and capacity-building. The diversity of our work and our grass-roots approach allow us to effectively bridge field work with national and international policy. To improve the ASGM sector worldwide and have a positive impact on the millions of people involved in this sector in more than 80 countries, we use our deep field knowledge and focus on the following strategic areas: Improved practices, Governance, Livelihoods, Health, Environment, Gender equality, Market access and development. Our integrated approach seeks to build an environmentally sound, socially responsible, and formalized ASGM sector effective at transferring wealth from rich to poor.

Our Services

 For Artisanal Gold Mining Communities

  • Practical and intuitive technical interventions for improved practices
  • Mercury-free processing equipment and training
  • Tailing management and remediation
  • Technology transfer programming
  • Occupational health and safety training
  • Responsible Artisanal Gold production
  • Creating responsible economic opportunities in ASGM sector
  • Environmental management strategies for reduction of ASGM impact and outcome monitoring
  • Responsible mine to market connection

For Governments

  • Strategies to promote reduction of emissions and releases of mercury, as part of their Minamata Convention commitments
  • Robust, detailed and reliable information and data on the ASGM sector in the developing world
  • Sector mapping/inventory
  • Baseline assessments
  • R&D of ASGM technologies
  • Governance formalization
  • National Action Plans development and execution
  • Stakeholder engagement and dialogue on benefits of ASGM and solutions to issues
  • Communications and outreach campaigns to improve understanding of ASGM benefits
  • Policy recommendation such as tax harmonization

For Funders, Donors and Downstream

  • Supply-chain mapping
  • Responsible Artisanal Gold trade chains from mine to market
  • Buyer identification and business partnerships brokering
  • Communications and outreach campaigns to improve understanding of ASGM benefits

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