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Chief of Party, USAID Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (SEGAR) Activity Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle has more than 25 years of experience in environmental management, alternative development, and social and community development. Peter currently serves as the chief of party for the Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (SEGAR) activity in Indonesia. Previously, as the chief of party for USAID’s Oro Legal program, he led efforts to reduce the negative environmental impacts of unauthorized artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations in 20 municipalities in Colombia. Here, Peter developed partnerships between government entities, three private mining companies, and 24 small miner associations, which formalized 83 illegal mines, improved environmental management, and restored degraded land. He led the successful international validation of a portfolio of eight voluntary REDD+ Projects to generate carbon credits for private sector investors in Colombia. He previously led the USAID Alternative Development Program in Peru and the USAID-funded rapid response watershed rehabilitation and forestry program in Honduras. Peter holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Manchester and a B.S. in economics from City University in London.

by Peter Doyle

A Win-Win for Small Miners, Big Miners, and the Environment in Colombia

Chemonics International recently finished an innovative project in the mining sector. The obvious question for Chemonics and USAID is why would a development program choose to work in mining generally, and in Colombian gold mining specifically?  A little context may provide the answer. Colombia has a long history of gold mining that dates to the…

Formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Colombia: A Proposal for Improving Environmental, Social, and Economic Performance in a Post-Conflict Scenario

To enable Colombian ASGM operators to transition to formality, a recommendation emerged for a National Unified Formalization Plan, which rests on six proposals that largely align with current policy and legislation.