Open course for Gender and Mining Governance

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In this course, you will learn how to foster women’s equal engagement in mining projects and take action to eliminate gender-based violence in affected communities, and understand how investment in gender equality and women’s leadership in mining governance can lead to stable and resilient communities

Course starts: 13 September 2021

Estimated effort: 2-3 hours per week

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Partners: United Nations Development Programme, Environmental Governance Programme, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development

Course highlights and outcomes

  • Gain the skills to build a strong case for strengthening women’s engagement in mining governance
  • Interact with experts who are actively engaged in promoting gender equality in the mining industry
  • Join the community-of-practice committed to increasing women’s meaningful engagement in mining projects
  • Take a deep dive into rich learning materials
  • Receive a certificate of completion from the course partners

Learning objectives

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Understand and evaluate the impact of mining projects on communities, with a particular emphasis on projects’ impact on women
  • Assess the importance and benefits of women’s participation and engagement in mining projects for communities, companies and governments
  • Outline the measures you can take to effectively eliminate gender-based violence in mining operations and mining-affected communities
  • Understand how investment in gender in mining governance can lead to stable and resilient communities

Course topics

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Gender and Mining Governance
  • Week 2: Women's Participation in Decision-Making in the Mining Sector
  • Week 3: Gender-Based Violence in the Mining Sector
  • Week 4: Investment in Gender in Mining Governance

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:

  • Complete four online lessons
  • Pass four weekly quizzes
  • Listen to all course lectures
  • Complete the course survey

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