In continuing with the conversation about Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the Call to Industry to engage with it, Neil Harby welcomed Kevin Telmer and Matthew Chambers. Together, our panellists discuss Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in finer detail, explore the changes and challenges we have seen in the sector – in light of the prolonged situation with COVID-19 – and discuss the notable developments and trends being observed.
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ASM Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Neil Harby (LBMA) and Jennifer Peyser (RESOLVE) discuss the LBMA and OECD’s Call to Action, and turn their attention to the importance of ASM to LBMA, why we’re getting involved and what issues are being faced in the current global environment.
Switzerland's Public & Private Support for ASM
Neil Harby (LBMA), Diana Culillas (SBGA), Jose Ramon Camino (Metalor), and Monica Rubiolo (SECO) look at the complexities and challenges of artisanal and small-scale mining, explore the effective initiatives currently taking place, and reflect on the key factors necessary for cooperation across the supply chain.
Responsible Sourcing of ASM Materials: From Risk to Opportunity
Susannah McLaren (LBMA), Joanne Lebert (IMPACT) and Luke Fiske (Queen's University) discussed how risk is perceived, how it can be detrimental to ASM, and provide suggestions on how to positively redirect the perception of risk.
The New Normal in Mining. Is There a Future?
Victor Flores (Orion Resources Partners) and Ruth Crowell (LBMA) discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the mining industry. Victor draws on his years of expertise to provide an update on the current state of mining, and predicts the changes in trends we could expect to see in the future.