ASM in PNG: Selling gold. Courtesy by Daniele Moretti.

ASM in PNG: Selling gold. Courtesy by Daniele Moretti.

Selling gold. Courtesy of Daniele Moretti.A series of case studies have been produced that document concrete examples of equitable, effective, and sustainable local-level partnerships which include small-scale miners or their communities as a guide to the development of better policy and practice in the different jurisdictions of the Asia-Pacific region.

The case studies have been undertaken in India, and other parts of South Asia, in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, China and the Philippines by different people from the network. The case studies can be found here.

Each of the local case studies focuses on interventions which aim to:
  • bring forth locally-based agency in promoting sustainability of livelihoods
  • resolve a specific problem affecting the livelihoods of small-scale miners, their families or communities; and
  • to achieve measurable progress towards one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (see Appendix) within a specific local context
Each of the interventions featured in these case studies also:
  • involves a partnership between local communities and one or more of:
    1. government agencies;
    2. civil society organizations;
    3. large-scale mining companies; and
  • have a reasonable chance of being replicated in different countries of the region, and therefore be worthy of dissemination to a wider regional audience.
TitleYearAuthorCountryTypeKeywords
01 Case Study - The Duyun ASM Owner Association: A Model for ChinaÕs Small-Scale Miners2007Lei ShenChinacase studyZinc, Guizhou province, cooperative, management practices, environment, community
02 Case Study - Women Workers in Mica-Manufacturing Industry of Giridih, Jharkhand2007Molly ChattopadhyayIndiacase studyJharkand, Mica, women, gender, wages, livelihood
03 Case Study - Illegal Gold Mining in West Java Ð Can AntamÕs Community Development Programs Win Over Cynical Locals?2007Nina Indriati LestariIndonesiacase studyGold, West Java, illegal, community, livelihood
04 Case Study - Illegal Coal Mining in South Kalimanatan - A Mining Company Confronts PETI Operations through Engagement2007Nina Indriati LestariIndonesiacase studyCoal, South Kalimantan, partnership, illegal, environment
05 Case Study - ICMLÕs Sarishatali Coal Mine, West Bengal, India: Solving Environmental Problems through BPD2007Ajoy KonarIndiacase studyCoal, West Bengal, environment, partnership, community
06 Case Study - The Right to Say No Ð Model for Community Activism, the BIRSA Mines Monitoring Centre, Jharkhand, India2007Xavier DiasIndiacase studyindigenous, community, public awareness, local resistance, land
07 Case Study - Voices of Adivasi Women: Protesting Displacement and Destruction of Naihar, Parej East Coalmine, Jharkhand, India2007Gustav ImamIndiacase studyCoal, Jharkand, women, gender, indigenous, environment, community, livelihood, human rights
08 Case Study - Protection the Rights of JethwaiÕs Mineworkers - An MLPC Intervention, Rajasthan, India2007Rana SenguptaIndiacase studyStone, Rajasthan, women, gender, livelihood, community, safety, public awareness
09 Case Study - PRASARÕs Fight for Rights of Delhi's Silicosis Sufferers: Grassroot organization improves lives of former stone-crushers2007SA AzadIndiacase studyStone, New Delhi, health, Silicosis, NGO, community
10 Case Study - BholagonjÕs Stone Quarry Workers Ð A Life of Constant Struggle, Sylhet, Bangladesh2007Manzoor KhodaBangladeshcase studyStone, Sylhet, health, livelihood, rights, community, women, child labour
11 Case Study - Eradicating Child Labour in Andhra Pradesh Ð NGO Education Intervention Programs for Child Labourers2007Dr JayalakshmiIndiacase studyAndhra Pradesh, child labour, NGO, livelihood, education, community
12 Case Study - Khanayara Stone Quarries: A Case of Reversing the CommunityÕs Rights over Local Resources, Himachal Pradesh, India2007Nesar AhmeadIndiacase studyStone, Himachal Pradesh, community, empowerment, indigenous, environment, livelihood, mine closure
13 Case Study - Research Report on the Japan Social Development Fund Project on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Papua New Guinea2007Daniele MorettiPapua New Guineacase studyGold, Morobe Province, livelihood, gender, community, environment, health, safety, project
14 Case Study - Women Mineworkers in Bellary District: A Case Study of the Vulnerable Groups of Mineworkers in Southwest India2007M. BhagyalakshmiIndiacase studyOre, Karnataka, women, gender, exploitation, community, livelihood
15 Case Study - Plight of Women in Jodhpur DistrictÕs Mining Communities: A Case Study of Women in Mining Camps, Rajasthan, India2007Rana SenguptaIndiacase studyRajasthan, women, gender, exploitation, Silicosis, health, community
16 Case Study - Cultural Politics, Identity Crisis and Private Capitalism in Coal Mines of Meghalaya, Northeast India2007Debojyoti DasIndiacase studyUranium, Coal, Meghalaya, indigenous, community, livelihood, environment
Artisanal and Small Mines: Basal and Bauxite Mines in Maharasthra2006Dr D Parthasarathy, IIT BombayIndiasponsored case studybasalt, bauxite, maharasthra, quarries
Artisanal and Small Mines: Basal and Bauxite Mines in Maharasthra2005Rahul RamagundamIndiacase studyMadhya Pradesh, bauxite, dolomite, ore, marbles
Bibliography of ASM in PNG2007Daniele MorettiPapua New GuineaBibliography
Gold Panners of Ghatsila2007Ajoy KonarIndiasponsored case studygold panning, informal networks, women, subarnarekha river
Mines, Minerals, Marbles2005Rahul RamagundamIndiacase studyore, Madhya Pradesh
Nepal Report2005Ajor KonarNepalSponsored case studynepal, lalitpur, stone quarry, gender, economic
Rajasthan - A report on ASM2005Rana SenguptaIndiasponsored case studyrajasthan, sandstone, soapstone, quarries, exploitation, bondage