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Artisanal Mining Information System Prof. Mihir Deb & Ms. Garima Tiwari School of Environment Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India in association with CES Technologies Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India September - 2008
ASM (Artisanal and small scale mining) , a growing concern in many developing countries around the globe.
ASM is poverty driven fostering conflict, anarchy, health, safety and environmental hazards and also creating economic issues.
World Bank initiative, CASM (Communities and Small scale Mining) is striving to mitigate ASM’s negative impacts.
CASM’s endevour has been to transcend ASM from threat to opportunity, mainly in terms of:
Thus AMIS (Artisanal Mining Information System) , an IT enabled decision support tool, has been developed to facilitate CASM for monitoring and evaluating these issues.
AMIS Overview AMIS Core Systems Application, Accession and Administration Information on Artisanal Mining Reporting Module National Level Data National Level Project Scientific Information Social Issues E-Help Database Reports Suggestions/Comments AMIS Support Modules General Search
User Accessibility Matrix (UAM) User level Add Edit Delete Search Super User Yes Yes Yes Yes Administrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Country Master Yes, Only for his country Yes, Only for his country Yes, Only for his country Yes Authorized users Yes, Only for his country Yes, Only the information that he / she had entered No Yes Guests No No No Yes
This Artisanal Mining Information System will allow interested people to develop a clear perception of ASM activities in different countries in different continents, accessing all the information over the web.
The AMIS will help World Bodies and Governments to view the ASM activities from the database towards augmenting a decision support mechanism to control, develop and mitigate the negative impacts of such activities in different parts of the world.