Niger


Overview: The ASGM sector is one of the major sources of mercury pollution in Niger. An inventory has not been developed yet, which explains the lack of data on mercury use, emissions and releases in the country. In 2013, a project was executed to identify gold mining sites. According to the report, 6.259 miners are officially registered in Niger, however it is estimated to be higher as most of them are working informally. The country has a population of  approximately 17,138,707 people. 


Minamata Initial Assessment

Implementing Agency

UNIDO

Contact person: STUCKI, Jerome (J.STUCKI@unido.org)

Executing Agency

UNITAR

Contact Person: Mr. Oliver Wootton (Email: oliver.wootton@unitar.org)

Status:

Complete

Role of UNITAR

Executing agency


Ratification Dossier

Donor

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Project execution

Status:

Complete

Contact

Mr. Oliver Wootton (Email: Oliver.wootton@unitar.org)


Events