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Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining: New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions

June 26-27, 2018

World Bank Group, 701 18th St NW, Washington D.C.

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  • Oil, gas and mining can bring significant growth and development opportunities to resource-rich countries and host communities. The gendered dynamics of asset ownership, labor, livelihoods and decision-making in resource-producing communities mean that men and women are affected in very different ways by the Extractive Industries. For men and women, mineral resources can provide opportunities for a better life, including increased employment, access to revenues, small and medium businesses can flourish in the associated supply chain and expanded investment in the local community. Working with and investing in women makes good business sense. The priorities for engagement over the next three years to close gender equality gaps are to: (i) improve human endowments: education, health, and social protection, (ii) remove constraints for more and better jobs, (iii) remove barriers to ownership and control of productive assets, and (iv) enhance women’s voice and engage men and boys. To achieve meaningful progress in meeting these priorities, the World Bank Group is interested to know more about what other organizations and practitioners are doing in this space, and learn from each other’s experiences.

    For questions, please contact: Helen Nguyen, Program Assistant | hnguyen20@worldbank.org |+1 202-473-9126

  • Global Conference on Gender, Oil, Gas and Mining: New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions

    June 26-27, 2018 | Washington D.C.

    Day 1: June 26, 2018

    Time

    Session

    Moderator and Speaker

    Venue

    7:30-8:00

    Registration

     

    J B1

    8:30-8:50

    Welcome Addressed by the World Bank Group

     

    A conversation on the burning issues facing our sector and gender

    Speakers:

    Christopher Sheldon, Practice Manager Extractives, World Bank

    IFC (TBC)

    J B1-080

    9:00-9:20

    Keynote:

     Women Leaders - View on Oil, Gas and Mining Sectors’ Contribution to Women Advancement

    Keynote Speaker:

    Beatriz Merino, former Prime Minister of Peru

     

    J B1-080

    9:30-10:30

    Plenary Session:

     

    Leadership in Oil, Gas and Mining Sectors: Key Challenges and Solutions for Women

     

     

    Panelists:

    Hon. Simona Broomes, Minister of Mines, Guyana

    Katie Fergusson, Vice President for Social Impact, De Beers Group

    Elaine Dorward-King, Executive Vice President for Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont

    Rosie Donachie, Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, BHP Billiton

    J B1-080

    10:30-11:00

    Coffee Break

    11:00-12:30

    TRACK 1: Fostering Women’s Leadership in the Oil, Gas and Mining Industry

     

    Topics:

    ·         Constraints to leadership

    ·         Diversity and inclusion policies for corporate boards 

    Panelists:

    Anna Tudela, Gold Corp’s Future Choices program

    Dr. Ali Burston, Mentoring for Development program

    Rosie Donachie, Diversity and Inclusion at BHP Billiton

     

    J 1-050

    11:00-12:30

    TRACK 2: Achieving Better Jobs for Women in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector

     

    Topics:

    ·         Working conditions

    ·         Financial inclusion

    Panelists:

    Victoria Reichel, Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Patricia Syvrud, Women in Sapphire Value Chain Madagascar

    Fatma Nyambura, Women Gemstone Miners in Kenya

    J B1-075

    12:30-1:30

    Lunch and Market Place

    Main Hall in JB1

    1:30-3:00

    TRACK 1: Solutions to Women’s Employment in Extractives

     

    Topics:

    ·         On job skills development

    ·         STEM for girls and women

    ·         Policy interventions in the workplace (harassment, violence, parental leave, child care)

    ·         Community awareness campaigns to attract more women in technical jobs

    Panelists:

    Martin Kaggwa, Interventions to Promote Gender Equality in Mining Sector of South Africa

    Yijofmen Jane, Mentoring and Training Program in Cameroon’s Oil Sector

    Kelly Cooper, Mainstreaming Gender from the Top: Experiences from Canada’s Corporate sector

     

    J 1-050

    1:30-3:00

    TRACK 2: Tool and Mechanisms available to generate Jobs in the Supply/Value Chain

     

    Topics:

    ·         Obstacles to women-led or own businesses

    ·         Entrepreneurship

    ·         SME development

     

     

    Panelists:

    Jesse Ovadial, Addressing Gender Inequality Through Procurement in Gas Sector of Tanzania

    Kate W. Mavuti, Skills Building, Entrepreneurship and Job-Creation in East Africa

    David Atkins, Supporting Female Entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

    Paula Sheppard, NLOWE’s Supplier Diversity Program in Canada

    Ouida Chichester, Women in the Jewelry Supply Chain

    J B1-075

    3:00-3:30

    Coffee Break

    3:30-5:00

    TRACK 1: Addressing Gender-based Violence in Oil, Gas and Mining

     

    Topics:

    ·         Prevention

    ·         Baselines

     

    Panelists:

    Anaïs Tobalagba, Sexual Violence in Mining Sector

    Urica Primus, Women Miners Organization in Guyana

    Vera Kirikova, Rio Tinto Addressing SGBV in Areas of Operation

    J 1-050

    3:30-5:00

    TRACK 2: Transparency and Accountability

     

    Topics:

    ·         Disclosures

    ·         Reporting

    ·         Local civil society movements

     

    Panelists:

    Gilbert Makore, The Case of Indigenous Pastoralist Communities on Land Access in Kenya

    Stephanie Rochford, Gender-responsive EITI

    Solange Owona, EITI Cameroon

    Claudia Saleta, Extractive Industry Revenue Accountability in the Dominican Republic

    J B1-075

    5:00-7:00

    Networking and Cocktail Reception

    Main Hall JB1

    Day 2: June 27, 2018

    Time

    Session

    Moderator and Speaker

    Venue

    8:30-8:50

    Key Note:

    Why Gender Matters for Development of Extractive Industries

    Introduction: Christopher Sheldon, World Bank

    Keynote Speaker: Cassie Doyle, Strategic Advisor for Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)

     

    J B1-080

    9:00-10:00

    Plenary Session:

     

    A conversation on new Feminist Approaches to Resource governance

     

     

    Panelists:

    Lina Holguin, Senior Policy Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

    Prof. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Australia National University

    Jan Pieter Barendse, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

    J B1-080

    10:00-10:30

    Coffee break

    10:30-12:00

    TRACK 1: Policy Advancements to Close the Gender Gaps

     

    Topics:

    ·         Evaluate progress on policy impacts to (en)gender the oil, gas and mining fields

    Panelists:

    Paul Basudde, Gender Assessment in Extractives Industry of Uganda

    Priya Bala-Miller, Rolling out Gender Policies at CIRDI

    Dr. Laura Albornoz, Evaluating Chile’s Efforts to Advance Women’s Participation in the Extractives

    J 1-050

    10:30-12:00

    TRACK 2: Engaging Men and Boys

     

    Topics:

    ·         Working with men

    ·         Corporate policies

    ·         Awareness campaigns

     

    Panelists:

    I-Chang Kuo, Changing Masculinities in Papua New Guinea

    Lyle Shipley, Men Champions in Canada’s Corporates

    Gary Barker, Promundo-US

    Elizabeth Davies, White Ribbon’s Accreditation Program in Australia

    J B1-075

    12:00-1:00

    Lunch and Market place

    Main Hall JB1

    1:00-2:30

    TRACK 1: Decision-making Process and Benefit-sharing agreements

     

    Topics:

    ·         Women’s voice and participation

    ·         Benefit-sharing of mining revenue

    Panelists:

    Sophie Rickard, Lessons from Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak Copper Mine in Afghanistan

    Alexia Falisse, Women Representation in Land Acquisition

    Rani Parker, Stakeholder Engagement in Oil Industry of Uganda

    J 1-050

    1:00-2:30

    TRACK 2: Livelihoods opportunities and impacts

     

    Topics:

    ·         Discuss best practices and evaluations

     

     

    Panelists:

    Marie Rose Bashwira, Livelihoods in ASM Communities of the DRC

    Lkhamdulam Natsagdorj, Women’s Land Tenure Security in Mongolia

    Carla Toledo Gamero, Livelihoods in Mining Areas of Peru

    Barbara Joelle Wahi, Pathways to Bridging the Gender Gap in the Oil Enclave of Ghana

    J B1-075

    2:30-3:00

    Coffee Break

    3:00-4:30

    TRACK 1: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Formalization and Impacts on Gender

     

    Topics:

    ·         Due diligence and traceability

    ·         Technology upgrades

     

     

    Panelists:

    Motive Mungoni, A Case Study in ASM in Zimbabwe

    Gabriel Kamundala, Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold Supply Chain in the DRC

    Stella Muheki, Regulatory Intervention in ASM in Uganda

    Daniel Lafuente, Women in Mining in Bolivia

    J 1-050

    TRACK 2: Human Capital Impacts from Extractives

     

    Topics:

    ·         Social service delivery

    ·         Infrastructure

    ·         Health, Water, Education

    Panelists:

    Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, Welfare Impacts of Oil Exploitation in Chad)

    Cecilia Flores Carlos, Mining Industry Impacts to Indigenous Women in Chile

    Marco Konings, Women in ASM Case Study in Rwanda

    J B1-075

    4:30-5:00

    Closing Remarks

     

     

    Speaker:

    Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director Energy and Extractives, World Bank

    J B1-080

     

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