PlanetGold Philippines

Web and Dashboard Development, Managed IT Services


Transforming Small-Scale Mining Through Panoptik Global's Digital Collaboration with PlanetGOLD Philippines


The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), a Canadian non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the welfare, health, and environmental practices in the global artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. One of AGC's flagship initiatives is PlanetGOLD, a collaborative project with United Nations entities and the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Despite its commendable objectives, PlanetGOLD Philippines recognized an urgent need for a digital platform. This platform aimed to formalize the ASGM sector, foster transparency, and expedite the transition to mercury-free practices. The challenge was to find a comprehensive digital solution, a linchpin connecting miners and regulatory bodies for optimal transactions and knowledge-sharing.

The Challenge:

Complex Dynamics of the ASGM Sector:

The ASGM sector inherently operates within complex dynamics, characterized by various stakeholders, stringent regulations and compliance protocols. Navigating this complexity posed a significant challenge for PlanetGOLD Philippines, requiring a digital solution capable of streamlining interactions across the entire spectrum of ASGM activities.

Operational Efficiency and Transparency

Robust operational efficiency and transparency were prioritized. PlanetGOLD Philippines faced the challenge of ensuring seamless and transparent interactions between miners and governmental agencies. This encompassed everything from registration and licensing processes to the broader range of services and compliance requirements inherent to the ASGM sector. The digital platform needed to address these challenges comprehensively to bring about positive and transformative change.

Panoptik Global's Pioneering Solution:

As the strategic digital partner, Panoptik Global designed a bespoke web application aimed at simplifying the complex dynamics of the ASGM sector. The multifaceted solution included:

Comprehensive Knowledge Hub and User-Centric Interface:

Our bespoke web application established a dynamic knowledge hub, featuring up-to-date regulations, training materials, data sets, and directories of key stakeholders. It was designed with a user-centric interface, enabling miners to efficiently initiate, track, and complete various transactions, thereby enhancing transparency and operational efficiency.

Streamlined Administrative Processes through Automation:

Automation and digitization techniques were employed to enhance transactional efficiency across governmental bodies. Administrative processes were streamlined, ensuring a seamless flow of information and reducing bureaucratic hurdles.

Virtual Community Building and Responsive Support:

The platform fostered an online ecosystem for dialogue and collaboration among government agencies, effectively bridging communication gaps. Additionally, a 24/7 online help desk was established, offering responsive support to promptly address queries or issues, emphasizing a user-centric approach.

Enhanced Mapping Capability and One-Stop Digital Ecosystem:

The integrated mapping features guided miners in making informed decisions. The platform consolidated relevant resources, links to various governmental bodies, and became a comprehensive digital utility for the ASGM community, providing a one-stop digital ecosystem.


Panoptik Global's innovative solutions led to a transformative impact on the ASGM community in the Philippines. The advanced, user-friendly dashboard provided unprecedented access, revolutionizing interactions between miners and regulatory bodies. Operational efficiency witnessed an extraordinary surge, transparency became the norm, and organizational standards reached new heights. PlanetGOLD Philippines emerged as a pioneering force in sustainable ASGM practices, marking a significant shift towards a more efficient and accountable industry.


The collaborative success between Panoptik Global and PlanetGOLD Philippines exemplifies the potential of digital solutions in traditionally resistant sectors. The bespoke platform not only elevated transparency and efficiency but also set a precedent for a sustainable, mercury-free future in ASGM. This collaboration serves as a testament to what can be achieved through innovative partnerships, highlighting the power of technology to reshape industries. 

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