CASM AGM 2005 Proceedings.doc - Communities and Small Scale Mining 5th Annual General Meeting and Learning Event September 18-24 2005 Salvador de Bahia

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Communities and Small Scale Mining 5th Annual General Meeting and Learning Event September 18-24, 2005 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil MEETING SUMMARY AND REPORT “Building sustainable communities t hrough artisanal and small-scale mining”
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Acknowledgements CASM extends its sincere appreciation for the support received for this event from: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), The World Bank, The staff of the Companhia Baiana de Pesquisa Mineral (CBPM), The staff of Centro de Tecnologia Mineral (CETEM) The companies, organizations and projects contributing and sharing their experience and expertise during the presentations. The CASM Secretariat also wishes to express its gratitude to those companies and organizations in Brazil who assisted and hosted the conference venue and the site visits for the post-conference field trip to Jacobina, Campo Formosa, Carnaiba and Ourolandia. Further special thanks is given to the many speakers and workshop leaders whose time and energy made the learning events both challenging and rewarding. Finally, CASM acknowledges the various contributions of Jeffrey Davidson, Amelia Williams, Estelle Levine and Veronika Kohler of CASM without whose hard work the event would not have been as successful, or as enjoyable.
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Table of Contents Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................... 2 Table of Contents ....................................................................................................................... 3 Executive Summary of Annual Meeting ................................................................................... 5 Registration and pre-conference CASM Business Meeting ................................................... 8 Program of pre-conference CASM Business Meeting ......................................................... 8 Technical Program, Day One .................................................................................................... 9 Program of morning session ................................................................................................ 9 Remarks and presentations of morning session: Opening Ceremony .............................. 9 John Hobbs, UK Department for International Development, Chairman of CASM: ........................ Claudio Scliar, Federal Secretary of Geology and Mines, Ministry of Mines, Brazil ...................... José Luiz Pérez Garrido, Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Mining of Bahia, Brazil .............. H.E. Esperança Laurinda Bias, Minister of Mines, Mozambique .................................................. Linus Adie, on behalf of H.E. Oby Ezekwesili, Minister of Solid Minerals, Nigeria ........................ Gotthard Walser, CASM Secretariat, Mining Department, World Bank Group .............................. Group Photograph ........................................................................................................................ Program of afternoon session ............................................................................................ 13 Presentations of afternoon session ................................................................................... 13 Miguel Antonio Cedraz Neri (DNPM): History of ASM in Brazil and challenges ahead ................. Adalberto Figueiredo Ribeiro (COMIN-Bahia government): The evolution of the government response to managing garimpagem ....................................................................................... Ildegardo Rosa Santos (OCEB): Perspectives of the Bahia Mining Cooperatives ........................ Walter Lins Arcoverde (Federal University of Rio Janeiro): Perspectives from communities affected by ASM - Indigenous Issues ..................................................................................... Prof. Marjorie C. Nolasco: Environmental Transformations by Diamond Miners: the historical case of Lavras Diamantinas in the Chapada Diamantina National Park, Bahia, and actual perspectives by mining communities ...........................................................................
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