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Mongolia – AGC and planetGOLD Mongolia contribute to World Bank’s Delve 2023 State of the Sector Report

Artisanal Gold Council and AGC-executed planetGOLD Mongolia project were very pleased to participate in the World Bank’s Delve 2023 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report. Our case study, titled ‘Concerns over the Social Protection for Mongolian Artisanal Miners,’ addresses artisanal miners’ access to social services and provides conclusions and recommendations. Social protection […]

Planet TV Studios Unveils “New Frontiers” Documentary Series Featuring the Artisanal Gold Council

Exploring Responsible Gold Mining Practices: Planet TV Studios, Pioneers in Television Production VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 3, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Planet TV Studios, a prominent producer of innovative television series, proudly announces the launch of its latest documentary series, “New Frontiers,” spotlighting the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), a charitable nonprofit organization headquartered in Victoria, […]

Reflections on Minamata COP-5 – Abigail Ocate

Readers note: From October 31 to November 2, 2023, Artisanal Gold Council(AGC) staff from Canada, Burkina Faso, Mongolia, and The Philippines attended the Fifth Annual Conference of the Parties to the Minimata Convention. Below is part 4 of 4 in a series of reflections from the conference. Abigail Ocate is the National Project Manager for […]

Reflections on Minamata COP-5 – Khishgee Dondov

Readers note: From October 31 to November 2, 2023, Artisanal Gold Council(AGC) staff from Canada, Burkina Faso, Mongolia, and The Philippines attended the Fifth Annual Conference of the Parties to the Minimata Convention. Below is part 3 of 4 in a series of reflections from the conference. Khishgee Dondov is the Field Coordinator and Community […]

Reflections on Minamata COP-5 – Saidou Kabre

Readers note: From October 31 to November 2, 2023, Artisanal Gold Council staff from Canada, Burkina Faso, Mongolia, and The Philippines attended the Fifth Annual Conference of the Parties to the Minimata Convention. Below is part 2 of 4 in a series of reflections from the conference. Saidou Kabre is the National Project Manager for […]

Reflection on Minamata COP-5 – Roger Tissot

Readers note: From October 31 to November 2, 2023, Artisanal Gold Council staff from Canada, Burkina Faso, Mongolia, and The Philippines attended the Fifth Annual Conference of the Parties to the Minimata Convention. Below is part 1 of 4 in a series of reflections from the conference. Roger Tissot is the Executive Director of Artisanal […]

Navigating the Role of Artisanal Gold Mining in the Energy Transition Era

Introduction Why would the Executive Director of a charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to improving artisanal gold mining in developing countries engage with a gathering of executives from the energy, renewables, and fossil fuel industries? In addition to my longstanding friendships with those who invited me and my prior experience in the petroleum and energy sectors, […]

Artisanal Gold Council Expands and Strengthens Leadership Team with Change in Roles

VICTORIA, BC – The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is excited to announce a change of roles and an expansion of its leadership team. Dr. Kevin Telmer, the current Executive Director and founder of AGC, will be transitioning to the role of Director of Innovation and Business Development. Roger Tissot, the current Deputy Executive Director, will […]

Thoughts on PDAC 2023 and AGC Goes to Ottawa

I entered the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s front entrance not knowing what to expect. I started my work with the Artisanal Gold Council in mid-January 2023 and was told that we would have a booth (in partnership with the planetGOLD programme) at PDAC 2023, referred to as “the largest mining conference in the world that welcomes […]