Monitoring of Artisanal Mining (Galamsey) in Ghana
The Monitoring of Artisanal Mining (Galamsey) in Ghana Service is a monitoring platform with information on the location of illegal mining sites across Ghana and their associated land degradation. It provides the necessary spatial data input to decision makers and partners, such as A Rocha Ghana, who will use the information to target areas for remediation and landscape restoration activities.
Artisanal mining is considered a major source of livelihood for many rural people in Ghana. However, the increase in unregulated mining (galamsey) activities in recent years has resulted in severe land degradation, biodiversity loss, pollution of water bodies and acidification of soils deleterious to the biophysical and socio-economic environment. Accurate information about the location and scale of these mining sites is necessary for decision makers to take action through remediation and restoration activities.
The Minerals Commission
Environmental Protection Agency Ghana
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembles
Water Resources Commission
Water Research Institute
Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana
University of Mines and Technology
Ghana Chamber of Mines & Mining Companies
Ministry of Land and Natural Resources - Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining Task Force
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation
A Rocha Ghana
Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies
United Nations Development Programme