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CAPAZ: The Passport to Markets Programme. Scaling-up and Sustaining Impacts

This project corresponds to the second phase of the development and operationalization of the “Code of Risk-mitigation for Artisanal and small-scale mining engaging in Formal Trade” (CRAFT), with two primary objectives: 1) Strengthen the improvement process of organizational, social and mining practices of miners involved in project phase I, and support their transition into viable artisanal entrepreneurial models consistently selling into legal supply chains, while scaling-up legal supply chains in Colombia. 2) Implement a sustainability roadmap to operationalize CRAFT, including a second round of multi-stakeholder consultation and the piloting of a multi-stakeholder Impact Exchange Platform.


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Incident Reporting and Monitoring Gold in DRC

Advancing incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing through cooperative and CSO capacity enhancement in Eastern DR Congo’s gold sector.


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Responsible Kenyan Gold

The Responsible Kenyan Gold project seeks to improve working conditions and incomes for miners by providing mine sites from Kakamega and Migori Counties with access to finance, technical trainings and markets. Finance will be opened up to enable groups to invest in enhanced, cleaner extractive and processing equipment, reducing reliance on mercury and increasing recovery of gold. Technical trainings will focus on formalization and responsible production and, finally, a route to market will be pioneered for responsibly mined gold to reach export markets. These tools combined will enabled groups to continuously improve their ESG performance to align with pre-existing market performance frameworks, including Fairtrade certification.  


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The CAPAZ Passports to Markets project

This project has two primary objectives. To develop a globally applicable Market Entry Standard to engage with artisanal and small-scale gold mining, especially in conflict-affected and high risk areas. And to pilot supply chain models for conflict-free minerals in Colombia.


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Indonesia Tin Working Group

Launched in 2014, the TWG works with downstream companies, midstream processors, local tin producers, civil society, industry associations, and the central and regional Indonesian government. Through the TWG, companies are contributing to the development of responsible tin mining in Indonesia via direct engagement with government and local stakeholders, providing support to their supply chain partners, and setting supply chain expectations for responsibly produced tin.


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The Artisanal Mining Women’s Empowerment Credit & Savings project

Members of the village savings and loans associations meet regularly to put money into their association’s savings and to loan their growing funds to members. In contrast to microfinance institutions, the interest paid on credit goes back into the communal pot so members see their savings increase over time.


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Blockchain-based traceability and data reporting system

SustainBlock is a blockchain-based project to demonstrate supply chain accountability from ASM mine sites all the way to mineral and metal end-users, and in turn provide downstream companies with access to information on the provenance of minerals contained in their products.