This collaborative tool on artisanal gold mining (ASM) and security will take the form of a secure web mapping platform. The prototype will include some layers of geographic information and various satellite images of ASM areas resulting from automated detection by artificial intelligence, and will propose spatialized indicators and analytics, for example on the evolution of gold ASM sites, or the impact of gold panning on security.
This preliminary one-year project for the Liptako-Gourma Authority (LGA) and its three member states (Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso) also aims to analyse the LGA’s needs for geolocalised information, to set up a roadmap for the development of the final observatory and to address the project’s governance.
This project develops an innovative perspective at different levels:
Geo212 is leading this project in association with two partners: Anthropolinks and Pixstart.
The OECD is supporting the project, in connection with its work on due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains in conflict or high-risk areas.