Communicating about ASGM: Barriers, trends, and recommendations

Perceptions of artisanal & small-scale gold mining (ASGM) often focus on negatives, but communicating about the local economic development, livelihood and other benefits the sector can bring is key to providing a more balanced view. This issue brief summarizes the state of play in ASGM communications and emerging trends, along with recommendations aimed at communicators and decision-makers. The brief draws on an examination of the communications practices of 16 organizations and initiatives dedicated to supporting ASGM, and on interviews with communications professionals specializing in the sector, senior professionals with overall responsibility for communications in ASGM-supporting organizations, and stakeholders in the supply chain.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Gabriela Flores
Publication Year
2020
Associated Partners
Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Conservation International
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.planetgold.org/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Primary
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Primary - OBSERVATION
Thematic Tags
Social, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Environmental, Mercury
Minerals
Gold
Region
Global, Global/Multi-Region
Last Updated
March 6, 2020