Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda

Rwanda
Department for International Development (DFID), 2017 - 2020

The “Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR)” programme contributed to the economically and environmentally sustainable growth of Rwanda’s mining sector. As technical partner in a consortium led by CARDNO, Projekt-Consult supported the Rwandan Mining, Petroleum, and Gas Board (RMB) in managing its existing geological data and in optimizing the current mining license / cadastre management system. Additionally, Projekt-Consult's experts were involved in the setup of “Mining Services Aggregation Centres (MSAC)”, which aimed to provide centralised technical and business-administrative services as well as hands-on training for ASM companies and cooperatives in two selected mining districts. This MSAC intervention addressed various key thematic aspects of ASM such as: optimisation of mining and mineral processing efficiency, geology and resource definition, occupational health and safety, environmental and mine management, and access to finance.