Boosting the capacity of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector, will not only result in a greater contribution to Rwanda’s economy, but it will also have a direct impact on the standard of living of miners and their families.
Rwanda’s mining sector may be relatively small, but as its highest single export earner, it’s critically important. However, the industry is dominated by artisanal miners, many of whom are poor and lack the expertise and equipment to mine efficiently, safely and sustainably. Moreover, a downturn in the commodity cycle has exposed the structural inefficiencies of the sector and its impact on production and value addition.
To support the development of a sustainable mining sector in Rwanda (SDMR), Cardno ID is working on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) to manage the SDMR programme (formerly ‘SSAMIR’).
The interventions will help create an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ASM in target areas that boosts the mining sector’s contribution to economic growth and the livelihoods of ASM communities.
Over the life of the Programme, SDMR aims to improve the livelihoods of over 40,000 Rwandans involved in ASM. Increasing exports and tackling Rwanda’s growing trade deficit will help to attract much-needed private investment in the industry. This will ultimately support Rwanda’s path to economic transformation by creating more higher paid and safer jobs for Rwandans.
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