Stakeholders in a mining forum in Accra have made a strong business case for an increase in women’s participation in mining throughout the value chain.
A Senior Operations Officer with Infrastructure and Natural Resources Advisory Unit at the International Finance Corporation (IFC),
Consequently, he said, the IFC took into consideration the extent to which
“Before we finance a mining project, you will have to go through our due diligence process which includes our environmental and social impact assessment.
We want to be sure that you have engaged everyone that matters and that other issues around community
It was on the theme, “Ghana’s Mining Regulatory Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Enhancing Women’s Participation”.
According to him, increasing women’s participation in the mining industry contributed to
He cited some entry points to increase women’s
“Another important area for us is voice/leadership which involves increasing women membership on boards and getting more women into senior management positions. Evidence
However, he said, that needed to be taken further to the community level, “how are we getting them in the whole discourse around mining and sharing of the benefits of mining?
On improving access to finance, he explained that the IFC’s approach had been building the capacity of women-owned small and medium enterprises to make them more bankable, among others and other initiatives.
Gender diversity in Asanko
A headcount of 386 staff showed 349 males (90.4
A Senior VP, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Asanko Gold Mine,
He cited deliberate strategies being pursued, including targeting 70
“To achieve gender diversity at the company level, there is the need for the adoption of a gender diversity targeting and monitoring approach towards employment (e.g 15 to 20
He added that