CARING Gold Mining Project: Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM)

This project was focused on convening stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana and Philippines. It’s immediate objectives are focused on strengthening implementation of laws, policies, and action plans to address child labor and working conditions in ASGM, access of vulnerable households living in ASGM communities to social protection services and livelihood programs and monitoring of child labor and working conditions in gold mining supply chains. In addition, the project made efforts towards creation of global networks and identify and disseminate innovative solutions to reduce child labor in Ghana, the Philippines, and other countries. Project participants included national, regional and local stakeholders from a wide variety of government representatives, miner associations, mining companies, trade unions, NGOs/civil society groups, media, academia, communities, miners, parents, and children.