Best practices in artisan and small scale mining

In this course we will present skills, experiences and lessons learned that can be successfully applied for the responsible development of artisanal and small-scale mining.

Course plan

  1. Good practices of artisanal mining and a small scale.
  2. Environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining
  3. Legal obligations derived from mining exploitation
  4. Crimes related to illegal mining
  5. Community rights regarding mining exploitation
  6. Prior consultation: Concept and its application in regions with mining potential
  7. Lessons Learned: Application of prior consultation in Canada

30 hours

Virtual mode

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Training methodology

  • Master talk
  • Analysis of real cases of the mining world
  • Complementary workshops and videos
  • Listen to the problems of each participant in the industry and take them to the context with assertive solutions

Professional profile

Experience or interest in working in the energy/mining or related industry or in government and non-government organizations related to these fields.

Acquired skills

  • Train and guide public servants, community leaders, professionals linked to academia and students on social, mining and environmental issues so that they can convert artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into a sustainable economic activity.
  • Participants will learn Canadian best practices for prevention and remediation of environmental impacts caused by artisanal and small-scale mining that can be adapted to the needs of their communities.
  • Report on the options for remediation of environmental impacts, the obligations and rights generated by mining exploitation


  • Apply the new techniques that are developed in artisanal and small-scale mining.
  • Know basic tools from the mission and vision that the energy mining sector should have.
  • Acquire the essential fundamentals that mining today has as a challenge


You will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Director of the Institute and the Instructor of the course. This certificate will recognize your organization for its effort and good sustainability practices, and also each of the participants for their professional advancement.

More than an expert

Professionals linked to companies in the extractive sector, agribusiness, government professionals in charge of risk and disaster management offices, professionals and technicians recently graduated from any career, as well as independent entrepreneurs.

Learn from experience

We have leading experts on the subject who are in the field of directed research and also have professional experience applied in each of their sectors. We provide shared experiences and professional opinions on managing emergencies and natural disasters.

Interactive learning

We transform the learning experience through interactive platforms like Brightspace to generate memorable encounters between educators and students, bringing learning to life in a dynamic way no matter where they are.

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