IMPACT has launched a series of training videos to support artisanal miners in improving their health and safety practices at the mine site, as well as to promote gender equality.
Five videos in six languages foster peer-to-peer learning amongst artisanal miners on various topics:
- PPE: Protection for Your Future—Learn what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you should be wearing at an artisanal mine site and why.
- Improving Safety at the Mine Shaft—Learn how to construct a shaft at an artisanal mine site securely.
- Mercury: Protect Yourself, Your Family, and the Environment—Learn about the dangers of working with mercury in artisanal gold mining, and how to mitigate some of its harmful effects.
- Equal Rights, Equal Work, Equal Pay—Learn about the rights women have at an artisanal mine site.
- Women as Leaders in Artisanal Mining—Learn about how women in artisanal mine sites are working together to have their voice heard.
The videos are all available in English, French, and West African languages of Baoule, Dioula, Djimini, and Senoufo.
A previous training video was developed to support training on due diligence. The video, Sensitization on Risks in Artisanal Mine Sites, supports artisanal miners and other actors to understand the type of risks a company gathers information on during its due diligence.
The training videos were developed to foster learning at the mine site and community. These educational videos add to a growing resource library supporting artisanal supply chain actors to improve their practices, and work towards producing and trading minerals responsibly.