Feriel Zerouki

Feriel Zerouki

SVP International Relations & Ethical Initiatives DeBeers Group


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Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 12:00 To 13:00

02/05/2020 12:00 02/05/2020 13:00 Bringing Artisanal Mining Into the Open – What Grounds for Inclusion? Over 10 million individuals mine artisanally or at a small-scale across Africa. In the Central African Republic, artisanal miners contribute approx. $115 million to the economy each year, and in Uganda small-scale miners generate 20x more to GDP than those employed in farming, fishing & forestry.
However, it still remains an unregulated and risky part of Africa’s mining sector with recent fatalities highlighted in the global media and a major cause for concern with large mining operators and investors.
  • Are we experiencing a tidal shift in the status of ASM as an acceptable provenance for responsible minerals and as a legitimate member of the minerals sector?
  • How can ASM be engaged in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in the fulfilment of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights?
  • How are donors, investors, mining companies and governments making progress in lowering the risk of engagement with and support to the ASM sector?
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"Bringing Artisanal Mining Into the Open – What Grounds for Inclusion?"

Dr. Saleem Ali Feriel Zerouki Pamela Fierst-Walsh
Time and date

Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 12:00 To 13:00

02/05/2020 12:00 02/05/2020 13:00 Bringing Artisanal Mining Into the Open – What Grounds for Inclusion? Over 10 million individuals mine artisanally or at a small-scale across Africa. In the Central African Republic, artisanal miners contribute approx. $115 million to the economy each year, and in Uganda small-scale miners generate 20x more to GDP than those employed in farming, fishing & forestry.
However, it still remains an unregulated and risky part of Africa’s mining sector with recent fatalities highlighted in the global media and a major cause for concern with large mining operators and investors.
  • Are we experiencing a tidal shift in the status of ASM as an acceptable provenance for responsible minerals and as a legitimate member of the minerals sector?
  • How can ASM be engaged in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in the fulfilment of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights?
  • How are donors, investors, mining companies and governments making progress in lowering the risk of engagement with and support to the ASM sector?
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