Formalization of the ASM sector requires extensive human capital development through training, capacity building, and support. This is effective when combined with a Zimbabwe School of Mines hands-on approach to training in mining. Human capital consists of the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate throughout their lives, enabling them to realize their potential as productive members of society. The philosophy to drive formalization through skilling, reskilling, and upskilling can help unlock formal mining activities in the sector, ultimately ending extreme poverty and creating more inclusive societies.
Fostering inclusivity in the sector has pushed a partnership between Zimbabwe Health Interventions and the Zimbabwe School of Mines to train young women and give them tools to actively participate in the mining value chain.