What is FAIME?
Our database facilitates contact between experts and Indigenous communities, as well as other mining-affected communities seeking expertise.

Santo Antônio Dam, Morro do Ouro Mine near Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Samarco Mine, Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Antamina Tailings Dam in the Ancash Region of Peru


Córrego do Feijão Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Mount Polley Mine, British Columbia, Canada


Pit Mine, Butte, Montana, United States of America

Provide a shared database of credible, competent, and trustworthy experts to organizations that support Indigenous communities and other communities affected by mining
The continuous and growing demand for metals and minerals increases the environmental, social, health, and human rights impacts related to their extraction and use. Timely provision of technical support to communities affected by mining projects and policies is critical. Without experts readily available to complement local knowledge with relevant advice, communities frequently resort to volunteer assistance or rely on information from industry-affiliated consultants.
This often leads to the development of environmental, legal, or technical assessments that are not relevant, meaningful, or useful to affected communities. The FAIME database addresses these issues by providing a central network for organizations supporting Indigenous communities and other mining-affected communities to find and hire experts. The database provides transparency regarding the expertise, training and experience of the experts, the types of clients they have served, and their relationships with these clients.
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Recent updates

Se busca científico/a para apoyo de AIDA y proyecto FAIME
July 9, 2024

Se busca un/a profesional con conocimientos científicos y destrezas para la coordinación de proyectos aporte a la protección del ambiente y de comunidades afectadas por actividades extractivas.

FAIME partner training and database soft launch in March 2024!
Mar 4, 2024

On Mar 4, we soft launched the FAIME database! We will be using and testing the database for the next few months to ensure that it becomes an effective tool to connect experts with communities seeking expertise.

Upcoming FAIME webinars in Spanish (Mar 21) and English (Mar 28)!
Dec 14, 2023

We are excited to announce an informational webinar in Spanish on Mar. 21 at 10am PT and one in English on Mar 28 at 10am PT.

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FAIME works with global partners to support Indigenous peoples and other mining-affected communities across the world
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FAIME is dedicated to providing a shared database of credible, competent, and trustworthy experts to organizations that support Indigenous peoples and other communities affected by mining

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By being profiled in the database, experts make themselves available to organizations that support Indigenous communities and other mining-affected communities, governments, and NGOs. Experts can advance their careers while increasing much needed access to expertise for mining-affected communities

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A resource for non-industry clients to help prevent impacts of mining on communities
A global initiative that enables professionals to collaborate, share learning and develop opportunities
A tool for scientists and experts to offer  services to non-industry clients
A shared database of credible, competent, and trustworthy experts