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OECD Forum Partner Session, 26th April
Improving the position of responsible Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners – the role of Central Banks and other constructive actors

Reducing the marginalisation of responsible ASGM requires a multiplicity of approaches and the involvement of a range of constructive actors. The panel will hear reflections about their roles from a Central Bank, a leading gold refiner, civil society, the London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council.

The panel will include the launch of a new research report from the World Gold Council on the role of Central Bank ASGM domestic purchase programmes in supporting formalisation, meeting due diligence standards, supporting higher safety and environmental performance and ensuring greater security and more predictable prices for ASGM groups. The report is informed by findings from four Central Bank country case studies.

Speakers:
Bulgankhishig Nyamjav, Reserve Management Department, Bank of Mongolia
Shaokai Fan, Head of Central Banks Relationships, World Gold Council
Alan Martin, Responsible Sourcing Manager, London Bullion Market Association
Cristina Villegas, Pact, Mines to Markets Programme
Phaedon Stamatopoulos, Director of Sourcing and Refining, Argor Heraeus

Chair: Edward Bickham, Senior Adviser, World Gold Council
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