sharing in governance of extractive industries
This blog was originally published on the Intergovernmental Forum for Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development's (IGF) website. The IGF supports more than 60 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure that negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared.
Women represent a large percentage of the workforce engaged in artisanal and small-scale mining…Continue
Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal individual miners seeking a subsistence livelihood to…Continue
In an already risky and expensive business, true innovation can be hard to justify, as proven technologies are an easier sell than those requiring a leap of faith. With the mining industry experiencing a decline in productivity over the past decade, adopting innovative approaches is crucial for the sector’s continued success.
A key challenge facing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector is its gender imbalance. This inequality results in reduced opportunities for women, including a lack of land rights, an inability to access resources, a lack of access to education and a lack of economic empowerment.
Although various policies and initiatives have been…Continue