Stakeholders to brainstorm on ASGM sector at 2024 planetGOLD forum


The 2024 planetGOLD Global Forum on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) will take place June 3-5, 2024, in the Batangas municipality of the Philippines.

This knowledge sharing event organized by the GEF-funded planetGOLD programme aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders—including miner representatives, government officials, international agencies, policy and technical experts and members of the private sector—to share evidence, ideas, and lessons learned in global efforts to improve and professionalize the ASGM sector, and to work together towards a mercury-free future.

Over three days, sessions will explore some of the most critical issues in the ASGM sector, including technologies for mercury-free gold processing, opportunities to improve financial access for the sector, strategies to protect vulnerable people, taxation policies, and more.

The program will feature plenary and parallel sessions on the 3rd and 4th of June, with interactive in-person practicum workshops on June 5.

In-person participation is invitation-only. Live interpretation will be available all three days in English, French, and Spanish.

This flagship event will bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss the most important issues facing planetGOLD projects and the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector globally