Douglas Kao Appointed as Global Operations Manager at the Artisanal Gold Council

VICTORIA, BC — The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) proudly announces the appointment of Douglas Kao as its new Global Operations Manager. In this pivotal role, Douglas will spearhead the organization’s strategic initiatives, leveraging his extensive expertise in mining engineering, project management, and a steadfast commitment to sustainable development within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining […]

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 […]

Artisanal Gold Council Urges ASGM Formalization at Historic Canada-Caribbean Summit

The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), while not a formal participant in the CARICOM Summit, wishes to emphasize the importance of supporting the formalization and professionalization of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, as leaders from Canada and the Caribbean convene in Ottawa for this historic event. “Canada and the Caribbean are longstanding partners, […]

Two industries at a crossroad

The following is a snippet of an article from CIMMagazine entitled Two industries at a crossroads. You can read the full article here. The Victoria, B.C.-based Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is working to provide training to ASM miners and develop responsible supply chains, with four active programs in Mongolia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso and Guyana. Its Burkina […]

Mining people: Li-FT Power, Voltage Metals, Magna Mining

Board changes this week:   Alaska Energy Metals added Corri Feige to the board.  Indigo Exploration appointed D.T. Brian Doherty to the board.  Lithium Energi Exploration added Rebecca Paisley to its board.  The Artisanal Gold Council announced Roger Tissot as the new executive director, replacing founder Kevin Telmer, now director of innovation and business development.  Western Atlas Resources named Stephen Wilkinson as director. Read more…

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 […]

The challenge in regulating artisanal or small-scale mining

IN 2020, it was estimated by planetGold Philippines, a project supported by the Global Environment Facility, and implemented by the Artisanal Gold Council in partnership with the UN Environment Program and UN Industrial Development Organization, that there were about 200,000 to 300,000 individuals in 30 provinces in the country that are involved in artisanal, or […]

Artisanal Gold Council Statement on the 2023 Federal Budget

VICTORIA, BC – Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the Victoria BC-based non-profit Artisanal Gold Council, released the following statement upon the release of the 2023 Federal Budget: “We are encouraged by the important place that critical minerals hold in the federal budget as a top-line priority item. By committing to invest in the development of […]