TechCamp Takoradi

Tech Solutions to Illegal Mining

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Illegal small-scale mining in Ghana, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, has been a major contributor to deforestation, polluting the water, air, and soil, and devastating farmlands. It has also contributed to serious health challenges and an increased number of school dropouts in mining communities, posing challenges to sustainable development. Although it affects all Ghanaians, there is no widespread agreement on how to tackle the issue. To address this need, TechCamp Takoradi will convene 50 stakeholders from mining communities and companies, scientists and innovators, policymakers, environmental activists, public health actors, and the media to work with international experts on tech-based solutions that mitigate the negative environmental and health effects of illegal mining in Ghana.

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