Role of Women in Artisanal Mining & Peacebuilding

Published: 15/08/2016

Southern Voices Network Scholar, Maame Esi Eshun says that focusing on the role of women and improving conditions for those involved in artisanal mining in Africa can provide a major boost to regional peacebuilding efforts. Her findings and call to action provide the focus for this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Maame Esi Eshun is a Southern Voices Network Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and a Research Associate at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). Her focus is on the implementation and coordination of the research and analytical work stream of the Extractive Resource Service (ERS) Program. She also serves as the ERS focal person on research and case studies carried out by third parties on behalf of the ERS. Ms. Eshun holds an M.Phil. degree in Economics and a B.A. degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.