|Overview : |
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals. The program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP. Phase II of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme kicked off with a EUR 11.1 million funding from the EC and the UNDP. The Programme will strengthen the capacity of Artisanal small-scale mining enterprises (ASMEs) operating in member countries of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). The Programme aims to support the ASMEs to enhance productivity, create jobs, increase income and put in place environmental and social safeguards in and around mining areas. Six focus countries benefit from the Programme (Cameroon, Guinea, Uganda, Zambia, Jamaica and Fiji).