National Workshop on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, Illicit Financial Flows, and Conflict in Niger
This workshop for government officials in Niger promoted a national dialogue on ASM governance challenges related to illicit financial flows and conflict.
The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) organized a workshop on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), illicit financial flows (IFFs), and conflict in March 2022 in Niamey, Niger.
The workshop was funded and supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and had the following objectives:
- Explore through open discussions and working groups the current responses, gaps, and challenges in the governance of the ASM sub-sector, conflict, crime, and IFFs.
- Promote interministerial and stakeholder dialogue in Niger.
- Provide a basis for developing an action plan to improve ASM governance in Niger.
- Discuss the basis for a regional response to illicit financial flows.
This report details the 3-day workshop that included exchanges of knowledge, experience sharing, and rich discussions that led participants to formulate several recommendations for policy-makers to reduce illicit financial flows and conflict linked to ASM activities.
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