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review of alternative livelihood projects in some mining communities in ghana

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  • Rethinking Alternative Livelihood Projects for Women of ...

    2019-1-25 · Rethinking Alternative Livelihood Projects for Women of the Pits: The Case of Atiwa Alice Boateng, PhD University of Ghana, Legon Doi: 10.1515/ajis-2017-0002 Abstract Artisanal Small Scale Mining with its environmental, social, economic, and health impacts, is replacing agriculture as the main economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A ...

    2017-6-27 · displacement of indigenous communities by large-scale expatriate mining companies. Consequently, efforts in curbing the galamsey menace have focused largely on the provision of technocratic solutions such as simplify-ing and decentralising the ASM licensing regime, the provision of alternative livelihood opportunities for

  • 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

    2021-6-30 · 3.6.1 Alternative Livelihood Projects (ALP) in Mining Communities-----40 PART B: PERFORMANCE OF THE MINING SECTOR-----42 ... into the minerals and mining sector in 2019 amounted to some US$969.41 million. ... The operating mines for the year under review included Gold Fields Ghana Limited (Tarkwa and Damang), AngloGold Ashanti Limited ...

  • Cocoa farmers'' choice of alternative livelihood in mining ...

    2020-9-8 · Cocoa farmers'' choice of alternative livelihood in mining communities in Upper Denkyira West District, Ghana September 2020 Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 12(3):181-197

  • Livelihoods Diversification Analysis (LDA) Literature Review

    2018-2-21 · Following two years of RISE implementation it has become evident that the promotion of alternative livelihoods, including those less susceptible to drought and other climate-related disasters, has been ... and rural communities. In addition, the literature review drew on ... although some work also suggests caution in assuming causality in this ...

  • Government on course in providing alternative livelihoods ...

    2021-5-28 · Government on course in providing alternative livelihoods for youth in mining communities – Jinapor. ... As parts of Government''s efforts to sanitize the small-scale mining sector, it has rolled-out alternative livelihood projects to equip people living in mining communities with skills to improve upon their economic lives.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of Mining ...

    2015-6-1 · Mining companies in Ghana seem to have responded somehow over the years to the Corporate So-cial Responsibility (CSR) call but some still face open resistance from members of the communities who see them (mining companies) as socially irresponsible. The …

  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    2020-10-12 · Ghana operate informally, without the security of a licence. Formalising Ghana''s ASM sector is therefore a significant, timely and pressing developmental opportunity that must now be realised. In January 2016 Ghana hosted a multi-stakeholder ''action dialogue'' on artisanal and small-scale mining. t his was the

  • Are alternative livelihood projects effective at reducing ...

    2015-11-17 · Alternative livelihood projects are used by a variety of organisations as a tool for achieving biodiversity conservation. However, despite characterising many conservation approaches, very little is known about what impacts (if any) alternative livelihood projects have had on biodiversity conservation, as well as what determines the relative success or failure of …

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

    2020-8-21 · Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country''s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an …

  • Challenges with eradicating illegal mining in Ghana: A ...

    2008-3-1 · The three main approaches taken to combat the problem in Ghana have been formalisation, military intervention and alternative livelihood projects. Ghana legalised small-scale mining in 1989 when the government passed the ''Small-Scale Gold Mining Law'', ''Mercury Law'' and the ''Precious Minerals and Marketing Corporation Law''.

  • Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating Poverty in ...

    2021-10-2 · For Peer Review Only Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating Poverty in Mining Communities? Experiences from Ghana 6 Gavin Hilson 1* and Sadia Mohammed Banchirigah 2 1University of Reading, UK 2University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 14 Final version received August 2007

  • Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating Poverty in ...

    2009-1-14 · Abstract. This paper critiques the approach being taken in Ghana to implement Alternative Livelihood (AL) projects in mining communities. The rapid …

  • A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Some …

    Request PDF | A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Some Mining Communities in Ghana | Mine closures usually result in ghost communities and ultimately leave people in …

  • Mining Alternatives Project

    2020-7-14 · Mining Alternatives Project. Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship - July 14, 2020. The 2002 mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo galvanized industrial investment and raised high hopes among local communities. However, "locals have seen few benefits. Congo remains one of the world''s least developed countries, plagued by ...

  • The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods ...

    2002-3-26 · 4.2 Social structure of mining communities in NMFM 14 4.3 Mining techniques and procedures 16 4.4 Financing and revenue 19 4.5 Functioning of the market 20 4.6 Secondary activities 20 4.7 Environmental impacts of artisanal gold mining in the NMFM 26 5 nclusion 28 6. References 29 Appendices 32 1 CAPAM gold price scale 32

  • Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating Poverty in ...

    Downloadable (with restrictions)! This paper critiques the approach being taken in Ghana to implement Alternative Livelihood (AL) projects in mining communities. The rapid insurgence of illegal artisanal gold mining has forced policymakers to think more creatively about ways in which to deal with mounting unemployment in the country''s rural areas.

  • COVER PHOTO

    2017-4-25 · have been removed from some gold mines y ongos army, and some Congolese army officers have ... artisanal mining – from $230,000 per year in taxes to over $2 million.12 Mining communities would also ... as well as alternative livelihood projects such as small business, microfinance, and agriculture.

  • [PDF] Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating ...

    Abstract This paper critiques the approach being taken in Ghana to implement Alternative Livelihood (AL) projects in mining communities. The rapid insurgence of illegal artisanal gold mining has forced policymakers to think more creatively about ways in which to deal with mounting unemployment in the country''s rural areas. Most of the economic activities being …

  • The impacts of mining on livelihoods in the Andes: A ...

    2017-4-1 · I argue that research on livelihood change in Andean mining communities would be enriched by 1) a deeper attendance to the gendered, raced, and classed nature of these changes and 2) the disaggregation of different mining management regimes (e.g. state-run, privately-run, cooperative-run) to allow for comparisons of the livelihood impacts ...

  • A decade of community-based mining advocacy in Ghana ...

    2008-11-11 · Recently, one of the effervescent human rights and environmental advocacy organisation in Ghana, WACAM celebrated its 10th birthday in Accra under the theme A Decade of Community-Based Mining Advocacy in Ghana …

  • GOVERNMENT ON COURSE TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE …

    2021-5-29 · As parts of efforts by Government to sanitize the mining sector, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, has disclosed that the Alternative Livelihood Projects (ALPs) is developed to equip people living in mining communities with skills to improve upon their economic lives independent of mining.

  • MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF …

    MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF UNREALIZED POTENTIAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommenda-tions to the Government of Ghana.

  • A proposal for Project Renitantely: Developing …

    2021-2-5 · Project Renitantely: Developing beekeeping as a sustainable livelihood in rural communities Prepared for GlobalGiving October 2016 SEED Madagascar Suite 7, 1a Beethoven St, London, W10 4LG, United Kingdom Villa Rabemanda, Ambinanikely, B.P. 318, Tolagnaro, Madagascar Tel: +44 (0)208 960 6629 Email: [email protected] Web: …

  • Sustainable Livelihood Approach: A critical analysis of ...

    2009-11-10 · definition is provided by Chambers and Conway (1992) some 5 years before the White Paper: "A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (stores, resources, claims and access) and activities required for a means of living; a livelihood is sustainable which can cope with and recover from stress and shocks, maintain or enhance

  • Mining impact on communities'' livelihoods: A case study …

    2020-1-18 · Mining has been blamed globally for harmful and impoverishing effects. Most countries are rich sources of gemstone, yet there is very little development, since miners, and those around mining sites, still live in abject poverty. This study sought answers on: "how mining activities have affected communities'' livelihoods?". Data was gathered from, Mwatate Sub …

  • Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Alleviating Poverty in ...

    2009-1-14 · Abstract. This paper critiques the approach being taken in Ghana to implement Alternative Livelihood (AL) projects in mining communities. The rapid insurgence of illegal artisanal gold mining has forced policymakers to think more …

  • LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS IN RURAL AREAS …

    ascriptive determinant of livelihood activities [5]. The understanding of this issue is important in the Namibian context because livelihood skill development has been considered one of the important hindrances facing rural development [5]. Since the transition to democracy some 27 years ago, the Namibian government has

  • Are alternative livelihood projects effective at reducing ...

    2014-3-25 · Alternative livelihood projects are used by a variety of organisations as a tool for achieving conservation results. Yet these interventions, including their objectives, vary a great deal, and there is no single accepted definition of what constitutes an alternative livelihood project. In addition, very little is known about what impacts, if any, alternative livelihoods projects have …

  • The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach

    The sustainable livelihoods framework helps to organize the factors that constrain or enhance livelihood op-portunities and shows how they relate to one another. A central notion is that different s have differ-ent access livelihood assets, which the sustainable livelihood approach aims to expand. The livelihood assets,

  • The relationship between the mining industry and …

    2019-9-10 · The time is ripe to review the approach used in structuring community engagement protocols when establishing new projects and during the existence of mining projects. While some communities have access to resources that enable …

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