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  • 1. CASM COMMUNITIES AND ARTISANAL & SMALL-SCALE MINING 8 th Annual CASM Conference: A PROGRESS REPORT CASM Secretariat Brasilia, October 6 – 10, 2008
  • 2. CASM – Annual Conferences Peru 2002 Brazil 2005 Madagascar 2006 Ghana 2003 Sri Lanka 2004 Mongolia 2007 London 2001 Brazil 2008
  • 3. CASM – What We Do
    • CASM as a catalyst for development through social, economic and environmental changes in ASM communities around the world through advocacy, networking, knowledge sharing and grass-roots projects
    • CASM main activities:
      • Global (CASM Secretariat at WB)
        • Awareness raising and advocacy
        • Partnerships
        • Fund raising
        • Overall coordination: knowledge and information development and sharing
      • CASM Regional Networks
        • Africa, Asia, Asia-Pacific and China
        • Government level: policies, regulations, technical assistance etc..
        • Community levels: support to grass root development initiatives
      • CASM Working Groups
        • Thematic research, knowledge sharing and actions
        • Gender, Fair Trade and Artisanal Mining/Large-scale mining
  • 4. CASM – How We Work Governments, Communities, and Artisanal & Small-scale Miners (Practitioners & Proposals) Secretariat (Overall Coordination) Regional CASM Networks (Regional Coordination) Working Group Gender Strategic Management and Advisory Group (SMAG) (Strategic Direction & Resources) Donors (Resources & Support) Partners (Linkages & Support) Working Group Fair Trade Working Group ASM/LSM
  • 5. CASM – 40+ Partnerships MINTEK/CASM Africa SEAMIC Tanzania Women Mining Association Minerals Commission of Ghana Government of Madagascar CCOP/CASM Asia ILO DFID BRGM Australia National University Global Witness/DDI Partnership Africa Canada/ DDI ICMM Government of Mongolia Association for Responsible Mining UNCTAD Blacksmith AngloGold Ashanti Goldfields De Beers IFC John Hopkins UNIDO/GMP Government of Nigeria CASM China Kimberley Process US EPA Rio Tinto Tiffany Gorilla Organization GAMA Sta Filomena Provincia de Misiones UNECA CEPAL Private Enterprise Partnership/PEP-IFC Uganda Women Mining Association
  • 6. CASM – Deliverables FY 2008
    • WORKING GROUPS :
    • Large-scale and artisanal mining/focus on DRC
      • ASM donors coordination in Kinshasa (8/07) and follow-up
      • LS and ASM Synergies/Regional infrastructure workshop in Katanga (11/07)
      • Publication of DRC background paper (9/07); in preparation a Framework document (“Mining Together”/Indaba 2/08) and a Toolkit.
      • Publication of “Walikale: artisanal cassiterite mining and trade in North Kivu, implications for poverty reduction and security (06/08)
    • Gender:
      • Set up Gender working group
      • Strategy paper Gender and ASM
      • African countries assessments
    • Fair trade:
      • Ethical Jewelry conference (Washington 10/07)
      • DDI Standards and Guidelines publication (11/07)
      • Publication of Context of Alluvial Diamond Mining and the Kimberley Process (11/07)
      • An exhibition “Diamond Matters” (01/08)
      • Publication of “Certification and ASM: an Emerging Opportunity for Sustainable Development” (6/08)
      • FT and ASM Community Development: increased partnerships and support to FT initiatives (ARM)
  • 7. CASM – Deliverables FY 2008
    • Advocacy, awareness building and partnerships
      • Kimberley Process, US agencies, Donors meetings, Jewelry Associations, EITI
      • Develop new active partnerships with bi-laterals (Denmark, RSA) and private sector (ICMM and others)
      • Systematized sensitization, communication and media information
      • Participation in events (Club de Paris/DRC, KP, Indaba, CSR/LAC..)
      • Communication package; “Small Stories”
    • Knowledge sharing
      • 8th ACC in Brazil (October 2008)
      • Regional workshops
      • Policy support to governments
      • Website
      • Communique
    • Continued support to CASM Regional Networks
    • Development project grants: DDI (W Africa), ILO, KP-ASM WG and Grass roots initiatives Small-grants
    • Improving CASM management and fund raising structure
  • 8. CASM - Funding
    • Multi-Donor Trust Fund since 2006 : DFID, Denmark, World Bank and others
    • Source and Use of Funds FY 2008:
    207,735 USD Management and Administration 81,033 USD Regional CASMs 396,996 USD Knowledge and Partnerships 65,552 USD Advocacy Use of Funds 1,355,515 USD Direct funding Source of Funds
  • 9. CASM – Evolution Challenges
    • 2006/2009 CASM Strategy:
    • Link to the MDGs
    • Clearer concept of ASM as a platform for local and regional socio-economic development
    • Clearer focus on:
      • A) Global/advocacy level
      • B) Regional/on the ground development activities
    • Prioritization of activities:
      • Fair trade
      • Gender
      • Large scale vs artisanal mining
    • Set up of a MDTF (2006)
    • CASM recognized as the leading initiative for ASM (G8)
    • Increased expectations and need to deliver!
    • Increased HR for CASM Secretariat
    • Need to:
      • Increase synergies with SMAG, partners and networks
      • Step up advocacy and fund raising
    • Long term role, sustainability and management?
  • 10. THANK YOU TO ALL FOR A WONDERFULL 8 TH ACC THANK YOU BRAZIL! …AND SEE YOU NEXT YEAR IN AFRICA …

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