Development of National Action Plans (NAPs) for artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) is an obligation under Article 7 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury for each country that determines that ASGM in its territory is more than insignificant. Because the ASGM sector is closely linked to complex economic development and poverty issues, the Convention allows flexible, country-specific solutions through the development of an ASGM National Action Plan. Although each country’s NAP process will be unique, Annex C of the Minamata Convention provides a list of elements that must be included in the NAP.

Content of the ASGM National Action Plan

National Action Plan Starter Kit

Please click on the picture below to discover the NAP Starter Kit a collection of guidance materials and tools that will help you with the development of your National Action Plan for ASGM.

NAP Starter Kit

NAP projects around the world

Please select NAP layer under the "Visible layers" menu on the top right.

Wheel of Knowledge

wheel of knowledgeDatabase and search tool that helps locate other information and guidance materials intended to build national capacity and provide examples of actions in the context of the National Action Plans thematic areas.



Additional Materials

NRDC Guide to Preparing GEF Grant Proposal for ASGM NAP Development

National Strategic Plans

Philippines: National Strategic Plan for the Phaseout of Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines 2011-2021

Cambodia: Strategic Plan on Management of Mercury in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining In Cambodia 2012-2016