Artisanal and small-scale mining mapping in the Runde Rural District of Zimbabwe

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IPIS and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) collaborated to map artisanal and small-scale mining in the Runde Rural district of Zimbabwe. Following a training on Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tools organized by IPIS in November 2018, ZELA conducted a pilot study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the area. Five groups of enumerators from seven wards in Zvishavane visited 317 mining sites and completed questionnaires at each site.

The aim of this study is to provide an interactive map with information on the profile, nature, ownership, operations and impacts (including potential conflicts between farmers and miners) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the district. This information may inform the decision making of the government, the Runde Rural District Council (RRDC) and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA).


Download the full report in pdf


The report is accompanied by an interactive webmap presenting the results of the data collection. Click on the image below to open the interactive webmap.


IPIS also produced a static map of the area available in A4 or A1 format.


Download a static map (Low resolution, A4 format)

Download a static map (High resolution, A1 format)



Finally, you can access the dataset on IPIS Open Data page.

This project was funded by the European Union delegation to Zimbabwe. The Delegation represents the European Union and one of its main activities is to ensure the effective implementation of EU development assistance to Zimbabwe.