Matthew McKernan's blog posts

5 June 2015 |

Involving a wide range of stakeholders is helping create a common understanding of the issues in addressing artisanal and small-scale mining. Matthew McKernan looks at how IIED's 'visioning workshop' has helped shape priorities going forward.

20 April 2015 |
As IIED prepares to hold a "visioning workshop" on artisanal and small-scale mining, Matthew McKernan highlights five useful resources available to artisanal miners, mining companies and government.
26 February 2015 |

With Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2015 set to kick off next week, it is important to acknowledge that exploration firms and junior mining companies are often the first point of contact with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), and as such, they have an important voice and role to play in tackling the challenges and harnessing the potential of ASM.