Highlights from the 2024 Global Forum on ASGM

From June 3 to 5, planetGOLD hosted its flagship knowledge-sharing event, the Global Forum on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM), in the Philippines.

The forum brought together a wide range of stakeholders to exchange evidence, ideas, and lessons learned from global efforts to improve and professionalize the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. Participants also sought to build connections that could help eliminate the use of mercury in gold mining worldwide.

Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz emphasized the strength of the programme's knowledge management components, which have enabled the implementation of individual projects in numerous countries across almost all continents. "To me, planetGOLD is an excellent example of how a programme should be designed. I am very grateful for this opportunity and am already looking forward to the next global forum. We now have an excellent model to follow."

Recordings of live-streamed sessions, discussion materials, and additional resources from the forum are available on the planetGOLD website.