WDC NEWSLETTER ARTICLES2019-09-02T17:59:20+02:00
1July 2019

WDC Newsletter

GEMFAIR PROJECT IN SIERRA LEONE AIMS TO POSITIVELY ‘IMPACT’ ARTISANAL MINING COMMUNITIES ABOVE: An artisanal miner in Sierra Leone's Kono region weighing a diamond, using the electronic scale that is supplied as part of the GemFair toolkit.  “Impact” is a very loaded term when it comes to discussing the effects of mining. Too often it is applied negatively, referring to elements like conflict diamonds, particularly in the developing world. But the recovery and trade of minerals, and diamonds in particular, can have an altogether different “impact.” The vast majority of the world’s [...]