Development of National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Guinea and Niger


GEF ID:
Focal Areas: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Country(ies): Guinea Niger
Geograpic scope: National
Project Description:

To protect human health and the environment from the risks posed by the emissions and releases to the environment of mercury from artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing in Guinea and Niger by developing NAPs in compliance with Annex C of the Minamata Convention.

 

The goal of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the Minamata Convention through the reduction of the risks posed by the unsound use, management and releases of mercury in the ASGM sectors.  This goal contributes to the GEF focal area strategy 1 of the chemicals waste area which is “Develop the enabling conditions, tools and environment to manage harmful chemicals and wastes ».

 

The project objective is to protect human health and the environment from the risks posed by the emissions and releases to the environment of mercury from artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing in Guinea and Niger by developing NAPs in compliance with Annex C of the Minamata Convention. This includes planning for a variety of policy and market based tools to assist in supporting and developing the ASGM sector into a viable and sustainable economic activity, which is recognized by the Minamata Convention as an important component of NAPs for ASGM.

 

The project framework follows the guidance document on the development of a national strategic plan developed by the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership[1] and revised on the basis of experience in its usage. The guidance has been developed with the intention of addressing ASGM in a holistic manner and includes a review of legal, educational, economic, regulatory and enforcement frameworks, and provides guidance on developing budgets and workplans and identifying potential sources of funding and partners. The NAP guidance will be submitted to the first Conference of the Parties for consideration and possible adoption.  

 

The project was developed in consultation with the focal points in Guinea and Niger and UNEP ROA.

 



 
Lead Executing Agency: Unspecified
Project Type: EA
PPG/PDF Grant: $ 0.00
PPG Confinancing: $ 0.00
Project Grant: $ 0.00
Project Confinancing: $ 0.00

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