Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
Deckblatt Unterrichtsmaterialien
Deckblatt Unterrichtsmaterialien

13.06.2024 Sustainable gold mining: BGR publishes teaching material for vocational schools Internal link

The BGR sectoral project “Raw Materials and Development” published a teaching material for vocational schools on the subject of “Gold Mining and Sustainability” together with the non-profit organisation EPIZ (Berlin).

Messestand des Forums Verantwortungsvolles Gold

19.03.2024 The “Forum Responsible Gold” presents itself at Inhorgenta 2024 Internal link

The BGR's sector programme presented the “Forum Responsible Gold” at Inhorgenta through an exhibition stand and a panel discussion. Inhorgenta, Europe's largest jewellery trade fair, took place from 16 to 19 February 2024 in Munich.

Life cycle of a battery

12.03.2024 New publication: FAQ regarding the corporate due diligence in the EU Batteries Regulation Internal link

Our new FAQ gives an overview of the corporate due diligence obligations set out in the EU Batteries Regulation.

Diamond mine in Kono, Sierra Leone

17.01.2024 UNCAC CoSP 2023: Side Event on Critical Minerals and Corruption Internal link

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” (GIZ) attended the tenth Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) that took place in Atlanta, USA, December 11 to 15, 2023. GIZ hosted a side event on “Critical Minerals and Corruption” which examined the role of illicit financial flows and corruption in the exploitation of minerals.

artisanaler Goldarbeiter

27.10.2023 Workshop “Responsible Gold: Sharing insights, connecting actors and enhancing supply chains” Internal link

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR (External link)) invites the gold industry, civil society, academia and development cooperation to the following workshop: “Responsible Gold: Sharing insights, connecting actors and enhancing supply chains”. The workshop is part of the event series “Responsible Gold” and takes place on November 27, 2023 from 11:30am-16:30pm.

Minister Svenja Schulze talking to the Team of the BGR during the Open Day at BMZ

25.08.2023 The BGR Sector Programme presents its work at the BMZ Open Day Internal link

At the Open Day at BMZ on 19 and 20 August, the BGR's Sector Programme Raw Materials and Development presented its work to a broad public. A highlight was Federal Minister Svenja Schulze’s visit.

Events in the Extractives Sector

  1. Completed event
    25.06.2024, 15:30-16:30, ONLINE
    Webinar: Launch of the Guide to Gender and Mining

    We cordially invite you to the launch of the guide. Experts will give an input on the topic of gender equality followed by a Q&A. Participate directly via this link (External link) or register with Linda Weber (External link).

  2. Completed event
    11.06.2024, online
    Event series “responsible gold”

    The next workshop as part of the event series “responsible gold” focuses on environmental issues in the context of gold mining. More information (External link).

  3. Completed event
    18.-21.06.2024, in person
    International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

    The 21st iteration of the IACC will take place from 18 to 21 June 2024 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Discover the various sessions under theme “Confronting Global Threats: Standing Up for Integrity” at the next IACC here (External link).

Kupfer-Zink-Mine Antamina in Peru
 Tagebau mit LKWs
ASM-Arbeiter in Sierra Leone
Cerro Lindo Mine in Peru
Video screenshot "Responsible mineral supply chains for the Just Transition"

Responsible Mineral Supply Chains for the Just Transition

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Who are we?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” is jointly implemented by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” supports the BMZ in shaping the national and international development policy agenda in the extractive sector through its own impulses and innovations, and advises the BMZ continuously and comprehensively on economic and policy issues related to extractives.


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Newest Publications

Responsible mineral supply chains

Responsible Mineral Supply Chains for a Globally Just and Social-Ecological Transformation of the Economy

File type PDF | Date of status 05/2024 | File size 1 MB, Pages 13 Pages
Deckblatt Unterrichtsmaterialien

Goldbergbau und Nachhaltigkeit. Ein Unterrichtsmaterial für die Ausbildung im Bereich Schmuckhandwerk und -verkauf, Elektro/IT, Banken und Bergbautechnologie

File type PDF | Date of status 05/2024 | File size 15 MB, Pages 68 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
Cover of the Guide "Gender and Mining"

A Guide to Gender and Mining - Issues, Actors and Initiatives

File type PDF | Date of status 06/2024 | File size 3 MB, Pages 88 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
Cover der Executive Summary zu Beschwerdemechanismen.

Executive Summary “Exploring the Remedy Gap in the Large-Scale Mining Sector - The Role of Grievance Mechanisms to promote Human Rights in Mineral Supply Chains”

File type PDF | Date of status 05/2024 | File size 975 KB, Pages 6 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
Cover of the publication "How Anticorruption Actors Can Use the EITI Standard"

How Anticorruption Actors Can Use the EITI Standard: A Practical Guide

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2023 | File size 2 MB, Pages 35 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
Cover der Studie Economic Implications of the Energy Transition on Government Revenue in Resource-Rich Countries (spanische Version)

Economic Implications of the Energy Transition on Government Revenue in Resource-Rich Countries (Spanish Version)

File type PDF | Date of status 11/2023 | File size 5 MB, Pages 132 Pages | Accessibility Accessible

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Newsletter Internal link

The newsletter is an offer of the GIZ team of the sector programme and provides you with information on dates, publications and various topics in the extractive sector.