USAID Webinar: Digging Deeper into Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining: Gender & Women’s Economic Empowerment

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector offers critical economic opportunities for women as well as a unique set of challenges. Women work at all levels of the ASM value chain, from pit labor to international trading and represent 30-50 percent of the global workforce for ASM. The most lucrative opportunities related to ASM, however, fall largely to men. Women often work longer hours for less money, lack rights to important production assets, such as land, licensing and capital, and are more exposed to social and environmental risks, including gender-based violence. Join USAID and development experts for a virtual discussion on gender-related opportunities and constraints in ASM, with a focus on strategies for transforming gender biases in the sector, and ensuring that women and men have equal access to economic empowerment through ASM-related value chains.


Opening remarks:

Jeffrey Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID



Kimberly Thompson, Natural Resource Governance and Conflict Advisor, USAID E3/Land Team



Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT.

Jocelyn Kelly, Director, Gender, Rights, and Resilience, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).
Nathalia Rocio Mendoza Baron, Gender Coordinator, Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM).