Promising Practices in Gender and Extractives

Thank you to everyone who attended Resource Equity’s event on best practices for incorporating gender into extractives projects, held on November 12th, 2019 at the Ford Foundation.

The discussion included a presentation and discussion from panelists and Resource Equity in empowering and including women in investments in extractive resources, including insights from four recent case studies in Côte d’Ivoire, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Uganda.

The panelists provided strong responses on the case studies and shared insights on enabling conditions, specific measures that were effective in including women and in protecting their rights and livelihoods, and the many challenges that remain. All the participants engaged in frank and illuminating discussions, adding more detail and dimensions to the evolving list of issues and barriers. Strong ideas on solutions were offered by all.

The recording of the day is available here.

We will be updating this page with resources. A few links of interest are:

Below are the agenda from the day, some summary thoughts from the participants on enabling conditions for good and best practices around gender and extractives, and the case study synthesis report. We will be adding the individual case studies in the next week.



Promising Practices in Gender, Land, and Extractives Roundtable

November 12th, New York


Starting With Women

This brief details a project that implemented the Starting With Women (SWW) approach with three mining associations in one district in Karamoja in the northern part of Uganda from 2018-2019.

Women Land and Mining Synthesis Report

The case studies represent diverse geographies, different scales of mining, different political and cultural contexts, differing project funding sources, a range of stages in the mining lifecycle, and diverse project approaches.

Promising Practices in Gender and Extractives Key Questions from Small Group Discussions

Attendees of the November 12th gathering on Promising Practices in Gender and Extractives were asked what key question or questions had come up during the day’s presentations and discussions, and what answers or approaches for finding answers they had.

Situation Assessment Summary and Problem Statement

Supporting an Engaged East African Civil Society to Enable Equitable Natural Resources Development

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