Appelglobal has together with the Danish NGO Dialogos obtained funding from Danish Ministry of Development to hold a Summit in Tiira, Uganda.

There are international groups of organisations who do not believe in the mercury-free gold extraction for small-scale miners invented in Benguet, Philippines.

The method recovers up to 40% more gold than amalgamation.
The processing time is about ten percent longer than amalgamation.

A number of people will attend such as local stakeholders and officers from UNEP. On the conference which will take place in second half of May the mercury-free method will be demonstrated and a conference will be held.

The conference is thought as an eye opener for non-believers in mercury-free gold extraction.