Medicus Mundi and CTV present the fruits of their work in the field of artisanal mining to the Governor of Cabo Delgado Province

On 16 September, representatives of the consortium formed by medicusmundi and Centro Terra Viva participated in the XVII Ordinary Session of the Provincial Consultative Council of Cabo Delgado in Pemba.

On this occasion, the Provincial Government included in the agenda of the Consultative Council a space, in which MM and CTV presented the lessons learned in the last 5 years, in which they have been working to contribute to the dignification of artisanal and small-scale mining ( MAPE) in Cabo Delgado. As a result of this learning process, numerous documents, articles, brochures and educational materials were produced. For example, manuals on different topics such as environmental management, associativism, citizen participation, geo-referencing, mercury-free gold mining and occupational health, among others.

Furthermore, the occasion was also used to present the lines of work of the new project financed by the Generalitat Valenciana, which will continue the work carried out to date.

Both His Excellency, the Governor of the Province, Valige Tauabo, and the different provincial directors present expressed their concern to intensify the awareness of the mining population to avoid the participation of children in this activity, as well as to carefully observe the gender issues related to the artisanal and small-scale mining.

At the end of the presentation, 6 complete kits, with a copy of each of the materials produced, were presented to the Governor of the Province and his team. For his part, His Excellency congratulated the MM and CTV team for the work carried out and asked us to continue moving forward, in the sense of contributing to dignify artisanal mining, formalizing the practice of MAPE and promoting the development of mining communities in Cabo Delgado.