Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
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08.12.2022 Virtual event on “Sustainability Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains“ Internal link

On November 24, GIZ sector programme Extractives for Development (X4D) together with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), organised a webinar on development cooperation perspectives regarding sustainability due diligence in mineral supply chains.

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29.11.2022 What does the future hold? China's role in supplying key minerals for the global energy transition Internal link

The study “China's role in supplying critical minerals for the global energy transition: what could the future hold?” by the Brookings Institute and Results for Development was presented and discussed at an event hosted by the GIZ Sector Programme Extractives and Development on November 2, 2022.

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18.11.2022 “Certification systems and standards in the gold sector” – 8th workshop in the event series on “Responsible Gold” took place
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The eight workshop of the series “Responsible Gold” took place on November 8, 2022. The workshop focused on certification systems and standards in the gold sector. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” of Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) organizes the event series since 2018.

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11.11.2022 New BGR report: “Building responsible construction material sectors. Insight from a global review” Internal link

The BGR's Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” published a new report on enhancing a responsible construction raw materials sector. Based on best practice examples and interviews with experts, the report shares insights on governance and formalisation possibilities of the sector.

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26.10.2022 Personnel farewells and new arrivals in the GIZ sector project Internal link

There have been some personnel changes in the Sector Programme recently. Who is new and who has left the Sector Programme?

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29.09.2022 Gender equality in artisanal and small-scale mining: Progress in the Great Lakes Region Internal link

Women play an important role in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), accounting for approximately 50% of the total workforce in Africa. However, the visibility and recognition of their vital contribution to the sector remains low. In collaboration with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), GIZ implemented a project to integrate gender mainstreaming in the mining sector.

Events in the Extractives Sector

  1. Completed event
    6.12.2022 4:00-5:00 p.m. (CET), in person and livestream
    ECFR event: “Securing Critical Raw Materials: Europe's strategy to compete”

    The event by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) will convene a select group of European decision-makers and opinion-shapers from across business, civil society, European governments and the European Commission in Berlin to discuss critical raw materials diplomacy. For further information, please click here (External link).

  2. Completed event
    6.-7.12.2022, in person
    International Conference by EGPS: „Business Unusual: What Future for ASM post Covid-19?“

    The World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund will hold an international conference, “Business Unusual: What Future for ASM post Covid-19?” on December 6-7, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya. For further information, please click here (External link).

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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” (X4D) 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

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BGR report: Building responsible construction material sectors. Insights from a global review

File type PDF | Date of status 11/2022 | File size 2 MB, Pages 32 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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The implementation of due diligence in 3TG supply chains - The cases of Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria

File type PDF | Date of status 06/2022 | File size 9 MB, Pages 117 Pages

Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries for E-Mobility

File type PDF | Date of status 03/2022 | File size 5 MB, Pages 9 Pages
Bohrkleinstudie

BGR Study on environmental and socio-economic issues arising from the improper disposal of drill cuttings

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2021 | File size 3 MB, Pages 62 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
NTND_DRC

Impact of New Mining Technologies on Local Procurement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2021 | File size 1 MB, Pages 53 Pages

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ASM Arbeiter in eine Kobaltmine in der DRC
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