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The IGF publishes blogs by Secretariat staff and guest authors on important issues for mining countries and other stakeholders. These blogs do not represent the views or opinions of the IGF Secretariat or its member countries.


Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Training: An interview with John Tychsen

We interviewed John Tychsen, leader of PanAfGeo’s Work Package 3: ASM, to learn more about their training and efforts to improve ASM across Africa. 

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

The need to address gender equality and equity challenges in the ASM sector is crucial to positively impact women's economic empowerment, which IGF and Levin Sources explore in this joint column.

How Clean Innovation Is Benefitting the Mining Sector

IGF explores how renewable energy in the mining sector is benefitting communities, based on the Innovation in Mining Report.

Minerals in the Green Economy: Solar panels and lithium-ion batteries

Kate MacLeod, researcher, and Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo, Manager for Due Diligence, of Levin Sources explore solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in this guest column on minerals in the green economy.

Developing Mining Supply Chains: Making strategic use of local content policies

Kojo Busia and Isabelle Ramdoo of the African Minerals Development Centre explore making strategic use of local content policies in this guest column.