IGF-WIMOWA Workshop: Gender and mining governance in West Africa
Enhancing women's voices and participation in West Africa
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). Specifically, the IGF was called on to promote a better understanding of the important issues related to gender and mining governance and to highlight relevant examples of good practices for members.
The IGF responded first with a training needs assessment survey to map WIMOWA members’ existing capacities, learning needs, and expectations. In turn, the IGF used the survey results to develop a tailored half-day training program that was delivered to mining-sector stakeholders in 13 West African nations on November 26, 2020.
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