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The IGF supports its member governments with a number of services including in-county assessments, capacity building, technical assistance, guidance documents, and events such as our Annual General Meeting. The goal is to help countries develop and implement the mining laws and policies to ensure negative impacts are limited and benefits are shared.

IGF Impact Stories show how the Secretariat’s work has helped member countries improve mining governance.

Growing Skills to Advance Gender Governance in Mining in 90 Countries

The IGF and partners launched a 4-week massive online open course Gender and Mining Governance that reached more 1,300 participants from 90 countries.
A photograph of ASM workshop participants proudly holding their certificates.

One Partnership Impacting 30 Countries: Managing ASM across Africa with PanAfGeo

The IGF and PanAfGeo strengthened capacity to assist and guide ASM miners to adopt safer and more sustainable practices while providing policy-makers with the tools needed to develop national strategies for ASM management.

Helping Honduras Formalize Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners

The IGF played an important role in supporting the Government of Honduras to formalize artisanal and small-scale miners.

Strengthening Environmental Management in Mining in 35 Countries With PanAfGeo

IGF partnered with PanAfGeo to train 123 participants from 35 countries on improved environmental management practices in mining.

Supporting Progress in Brazil’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector

The Government of Brazil has benefited from the IGF's training and guidance on ASM management.