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Established in 1999, AIMES is a Pan-African grouping of civil society organizations from mineral-endowed African countries. Key among AIMES’ objectives is providing a common front for advocates working towards improving the governance of Africa’s mineral economy, ensuring a more equitable and sustainable exploitation and contribution of the mineral sector to Africa’s development. Thus AIMES, has been at the forefront of various African civil society initiatives aimed at optimising the minimal returns that mineral-endowed African countries make from their rich mineral resources. This has involved offering alternate policies through calls for changes in mining codes across the continent, working with institutions such as the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to fashion out a new continental mining framework, the African Mining Vision that demands a mining regime aimed at putting mining at the centre of Africa’s industrial development. AIMES holds annual strategic meetings that are also used for capacity building and solidarity purposes and are hosted by members in turn. Third World Network-Africa hosts the secretariat of AIMES.

‘White gold’, distress and anger

Big salt mining companies mostly multinationals have overrun the Keta Lagoon Basin, in South Eastern Ghana, in search of ‘white gold’, driving the artisanal and small scale traditional salt miners out of their livelihoods, communal heritage and resource, the...

From Operation Flush Out to Operation Vanguard: Issues and Lessons

Presented by : Richard Ellimah (Executive Director, Centre for Social Impact Studies) Outline of Presentation —Historical Use of Military —Triggers of Military Operations —Military Operations —Consequences of Military Use —Operation Vanguard —Key Issues —Lessons, Going Forward Historical Use of...

Ghana’s ASM Policy and Regulatory Regime with Focus on Gold

Ghana/World Bank: THE MULTI-SECTORAL MINING INTEGRATED PROJECT (MMIP): Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Formalization Project SECTION I: POLICY, IMPACTS, CONTEXT AND CURRENT PRACTICES MINERALS AND MINING POLICY (NOVEMBER 2014) : PROMOTION OF EFFICIENT ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING OPERATIONS 1)ASMs...

Experiences and Challenges of ASGM

Presented by Godwin N. Amarh                                                                                             Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners   (GNASSM) Presentation Outline Introduction History of ASGM in Ghana Brief about GNASSM ASGM operations Ghana Experiences and Challenges ASGM in GhanaBefore the Ban and After the Ban...