Mining and Gender Governance: Enhancing women’s voices and participation in West Africa
The goal of the training is to support WIMOWA members, deepen their knowledge about gender equality, and highlight how women in all stages of mining are impacted, including women in large-scale mining, women in communities, and women in artisanal and small-scale mining and supply chains. Workshop participants will also discuss strategies to foster women’s position as active agents in the mining sector via participation in decision-making processes.
Government officials from the eight UEMOA states will be in attendance to dive into gender and mining governance, the complexities behind women’s systematic exclusion in mining, and how the sector impacts women as professionals as well as community members.
Although the workshop will focus on empowering women’s voices and participation within the sector and their local communities, we will also detail the challenges and impacts of COVID-19 on women in mining.
IGF's 16th Annual General Meeting
The IGF will host its 16th Annual General Meeting on October 20–22, 2020. The event will be held online for the very first time with theme: Mining and COVID-19: From crisis to sustainability.
Virtual Workshop for Eastern African Policymakers on Responsible Contract Farming
This workshop will discuss legal, policy and institutional innovations to support and promote contract farming, as an important inclusive business model for responsible investment in agriculture.
The Future of Finance
Sustainable finance has quickly become a mega-trend, but what opportunities should we focus on now? Join our event series to find out.
Africa Launch | The Role of Parliamentarians in Enhancing Responsible Investments in Agriculture for the Transition Toward More Sustainable Food Systems in Africa
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute For Sustainable Development (IISD), the Pan-African Parliament, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament will jointly organize an event on the role of parliamentarians in enhancing responsible investments in agriculture for the transition toward more sustainable food systems in Africa on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.