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The World Bank at Mining Indaba 2018

Monday, 5 February

Report Launch: Social Progress in Mining-Dependent Countries: an analysis through the lens of the SDGs

Time: 14:30 / Venue: Press Lounge (ground floor of CTICC)

The World Bank and the International Council on Mining and Metals present findings from a new report exploring the social progress made in countries most dependent on mining.

Tuesday, 6 February

Closing the Gender Gap in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - A Conversation Amongst Female Leaders

Time: 09:00-10:30 / Venue: Rooftop Terrace

Efforts to address gender inequalities in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector are rarely considered. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, women represent as much as 50% of the ASM labor force, yet work in varying degrees of informality. Due to a variety of cultural and socio-economic reasons, female artisanal and small-scale miners face considerable discrimination, ranging from unequal pay for equal work to sexual violence to lack of financing and ownership of mine assets. In the industrial mining sector, decades of efforts to address gender inequalities have led to important changes for women’s participation in the labor force, and for economies as a whole in Sub-Saharan Africa. Women’s movements in the industrial sector have been instrumental in achieving this change.

Join us for a discussion with female mining leaders making a difference in local mining communities. Hear how gender issues facing industrial and ASM sectors are indeed very similar; why associations and networks are instrumental to closing the gender gap in mining; and what more can be done.

Thursday, 8 February

World Bank Consultative Meeting of African Mining Ministers (This event is by invitation only)

Time: 11:00-13:00 / Venue: Rooftop Terrace

Leveraging Africa’s mineral wealth to reduce poverty.

For more information on the World Bank at Mining Indaba, please contact Aby Toure at akonate@worldbank.org

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