Women and Mining - A course to train on concrete better strategies!

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Through this course you will learn how to foster women’s equal engagement in mining projects, how to 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.

United Nations Development Programme, Environmental Governance Programme, and Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development  offer a FREE Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Gender and Mining Governance. This four-week course facilitated in English compiles research from leading institutions in the industry to build awareness and skills in regards to gender governance in the mining industry.

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL collaborated to the course, producing materials, lessons and lectures.

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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:

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


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