Gender and Local Content in the Mining Sector: Training for WIMOWA

IGF-UEMOA Remote Workshop | November 23–24, 2022

Summary report about a IGF-UEMOA capacity-building workshop for Women in Mining of West Africa on gender equality and mining, focused on local content policies.

March 15, 2023

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) received a request from the West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA, in French) for capacity-building support for members of Women in Mining of West Africa (WIMOWA), a network of women's associations in the mining, oil, and gas sectors in West Africa that was created under the aegis of UEMOA in 2015.

The IGF was called on to promote a better understanding of gender equality and mining governance, specifically on the topic of local content. As such, a workshop was designed and delivered on November 23 and 24, 2022. The report summarizes this activity, which falls under a Memorandum of Understanding between UEMOA and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which has hosted the IGF Secretariat since 2015.