R & D WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF OUR ACTIVITIES IN BURKINA FASO
In Burkina Faso, West Africa, Barksanem™’s mission is to build a sustainable economic mining model.
- Converting mineral capital into other forms of resources to create opportunity for economic diversification and growth, thus societal development in rural collectivities in Burkina Faso
- Creating a dynamic circular economy, ensuring positive social, economic and environmental impacts in the country
- Intrinsically integrating a “Territorial Approach” into each entrepreneurial activity within an overall economic context of opportunities and challenges, in relation with stakeholders in the target territory
Respect for traditions
Enabling targeted micro-collectivities of artisanal gold miners, to access appropriate and innovative less dangerous and context-sensitive technologies. This model is intrinsic to the territorial approach that we have created. It is a matter of respecting traditions and accompanying development dynamics that people can appropriate.
ACCESS TO WATER
At the heart of a circular economy lies the fundamental access to drinking water. By creating access to water, the mining activities allow a real development of micro-collectivities by providing for this vital need.
ALTERNATIVES TO MINING WORK FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The establishment of water saving family gardens enables fresh and varied vegetables throughout the year, thus improving the food security of families in the target territories. This allows economic alternatives for women and children to avoid working in the mines. These small agricultural cooperatives create an opportunity to sell the surplus of vegetables in short sales channels in the main cities of these territories. By involving elementary and middle schools in these agricultural programs, children receive hands-on training.
This is the decontamination of soil due to highly detrimental mining practices. Making the land arable by using patented innovative technology. Bioremediation can restore not only acres of lost land, but also paves the way for phytomining, another innovative patented method to improve gold production without the use of dangerous chemicals.
A CENTER FOR RESEARCH, TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE
In keeping with our strategy of continuous improvement, Barksanem™ will set up in the coming months, a research, training and technological intelligence center. Focusing on prospection, production, processing of minerals and monetization, as well as ensuring the integration of the procedures of international organizations (OECD, Human Rights, various Charters, etc.) into the logistics chain.
Texas, USA – Corporate Office
Strategy Division: Marketing, digital and technological intelligence in order to test then implement innovations, rendering them available within the Barksanem™ License.
Our partner, SM2D Inc. is based in Texas. This company specializes in the valuation and protection of individual or collective intelligence in the form of licenses. SM2D is the proprietary owner of various technologies for the tracking and monetization of minerals produced by the mining collectivities.
Burkina Faso – Training Hub and Competitive Intelligence
Mining Division: Technological intelligence with the implementation of innovations on the BSM™ pilot production sites.
Environmental Division: Regulatory, normative, legal and technological intelligence with the implementation of innovations directly related to BSM™’s pilot activities.
Training Hub: Training in digital tools used in the context of the license and mining techniques in Burkina Faso, in direct relation with the operations of BSM™.