International Women in Mining and Adam Smith International partner on study to support women’s participation in mining sector

December 12, 2016

International Women in Mining (IWiM) will join forces with Adam Smith International (ASI) to review the impact of mining legislation on the participation of women in the industry, beginning with Malawi and Sierra Leone. The goal of the project is to support the economic empowerment of women through their increased engagement in the mining sector.

ASI has delivered extractive industries governance programs across Africa and Asia that support the sustainable development of local mining industries. Deborah Craig, Director & Head of Africa Group for IWiM commented, “We are so excited to partner with ASI on this initiative which combines our extensive network of women and men working in the industry, with ASI’s mining legislation expertise. We share a common vision of a more inclusive and diverse mining industry.”

During the first stage of the project, IWiM and ASI will reach out to women and men working in the mining industries of Malawi and Sierra Leone to understand the constraints women face and the benefits their participation brings.

If you would like to share your experiences with us, or would like more information on the project, please contact the project’s lead researchers:

Wendy Treasure, International Women in Mining, wendyt (at) internationalwim (dot) org

Sophie Rickard, Adam Smith International, sophie.rickard (at) adamsmithinternational (dot) com

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