13 – 15 October 2015

Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry

 

 


Africa/Nairobi, Kenya


 

 

 

Twelve women small scale miners working in Development Minerals were supported to attend the Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry, Nairobi on the 13-15 October 2015. UN Women in collaboration with key partners (including the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme) brought together governments, small-scale miners, civil society, and the private sector to participate in the event. The Regional Sharefair was attended by 430 participants from across Africa to share knowledge and facilitate dialogue on pertinent issues affecting women in the extractive industries – including promoting innovations and technologies, best practices and policies that support women working in and affecting by extractive industries. The 12 women miners were drawn from Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

The UNDP Programme team facilitated an opening ceremony speaking role for Ambassador Stefan Dejak, Head of the EU Delegation in Kenya, alongside high-level dignitaries including: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Mining – H. E Najib Balala; Australian High Commissioner – Ambassador John Feakes; UN Under Secretary General and Director General of UNON – Amb. Sahle-Work Zewde. Ambassador Dejak made remarks on the EU's commitment to gender equality including in the extractive industries. Some of his quotes were tweeted by the UNDP Programme Team and retweeted to over 700,000 recipients through the twitter handles of the EU in Kenya, UNDP Brussels, and Jeff Koinange (moderator of the opening ceremony and media personality in Kenya). The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme contributed to the outcome document of the Sharefair, which captured several key policy issues advocated by the programme.

 

Women miners sponsored to attend Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries demonstrating clay mining methods to H. E Najib Balala, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Mining.

Women miners sponsored to attend Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries demonstrating clay mining methods to H. E Najib Balala, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Mining.

 

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Women small scale miners from Mozambique sponsored by the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme to attend the Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries, Nairobi, Kenya, 13-15 October 2015.

 

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Caroline Ngonze, Programme Specialist, ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme.

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ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

‘Development Minerals’ are minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Development Minerals are economically important close to the location where the commodity is mined. They include industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones and semi-precious stones.

  • Africa

    The African Union Commission has called member states to prioritize 'Development Minerals' as part of Africa's industrialization agenda. Find out more about our twenty-eight participating countries and four focus countries in Africa.

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  • Caribbean

    "Development Minerals" underpin the construction and tourism sectors in the Caribbean. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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  • Pacific

    The Pacific is literally built on sand. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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Uganda

East Africa

Population growth is creating a huge demand for housing and infrastructure, as well as the Development Minerals needed for the construction industry.

Guinea

West Africa

Guinea-Conakry is one of the world's top bauxite producers, but it also has the potential to realise opportunities from the mining of Development Minerals.

Zambia

Southern Africa

Zambia is paving more than 2000 km of roads with locally sourced pavers and cobblestones and in the process is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Cameroon

Central Africa

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

Jamaica

Caribbean

Ancient coral, long ago compressed into limestone under the weight of mud, sand and yet more coral, accounts for 65% of the Jamaican island by weight, and 85% of its surface coverage.

Fiji

Pacific

Of the 68 active mineral extraction sites in Fiji, 66 mine Development Minerals.

Participating Countries

Forty (40) countries are participating in regional level training and knowledge exchange. Find out which ones.

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Focus Countries

Six (6) countries are undertaking in depth capacity building and country level training.

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