Improve the Health and Environment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Communities by Reducing Mercury Emissions and Promoting Sound Chemical Management

Project Summary

Reduce the impacts of mercury on human health and the environment of artisanal gold mining communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal by promoting sound chemical management and strengthening local and national capacity to effectively reduce mercury use, emissions and exposure. This will also contribute to reducing global use and emissions from the ASGM sector, currently the world’s largest demand for mercury

Project Details

GEF Project ID
4569
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Regional
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Blacksmith Institute
GEF Project Manager
Ibrahima Sow | isow@thegef.org

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
990,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,450,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
99,000 USD
Total Cost 3,440,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Jun 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Aug 2011
Project closed
01 Jun 2015