GEF GOLD: Contribution Towards the Elimination of Mercury and Improvement of the Gold Value Chain in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector

Project Summary

Expand the elimination of mercury in ASGM operations and improve the gold value chain to provide miners in Burkina Faso more direct access to the international market

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Burkina Faso
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
 Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change(MEGECC), National Agency for the Supervision of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining under Ministry of Mines (known as ANEEMAS), Artisanal Gold Council (AGC)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,310,819 USD
GEF Agency Fees
180,000 USD
Total Cost 9,360,819.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Jan 2017
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Jan 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Jan 2019
Project closed