In 2004 GEUS was awarded a World Bank financed project to conduct a baseline survey of artisanal and small scale mining in Kyrgyz Republic and to assist the Bank task manager to produce distance learning courses on this topic. GEUS subcontracted part of the work to Community Business Forum (CBF), an NGO enterprise based in Bishkek the capital of Kyrgyz Republic.
Appel, P.W.U., Dyikanova, C., Esengulova, N. & Tagaeva, A. 2004:
Baseline survey of artisanal and small-scale mining and Teaching seminars for small scale miners in Kyrgyz Republic 2003.
Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2004/11 , 28 pp.
More info on GEUS fact sheet:
Sustainable development of small-scale mining