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Women In Mining Convenes in Accra on June 7

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Report By: Ishmael Barfi

 

To appreciate women in the mining contributions to sustainable mining and ensuring value chain practices, the 2nd Annual Women in Mining Ghana Conference is set to be held in the capital city of Ghana, Accra in the Greater Region.

The 2nd Annual Women In Mining Conference 2024 organized by the Women In Ghana (WIM) would delve into the theme “Exploration to Restoration: Women’s Contributions to Sustainable Mining & Value Chain Practices,” shedding light on the pivotal role women play in the mining industry.

The Conference slated for 7th June 2024 at the Accra International Conference Center aims to emphasize the importance of women’s participation and leadership in driving sustainable practices throughout the mining value chain where exploration is the initial phase of mining operations, where mineral resources are identified and assessed for potential extraction.
Women in mining are increasingly involved in exploration activities, bringing diverse perspectives and skills to the table.

Their contributions to geology, environmental management, and community engagement are crucial for ensuring responsible exploration practices that minimize environmental impact and benefit local communities.

As mining operations progress to extraction and processing, women continue to play key roles in various aspects of the value chain. From mine planning and operations to logistics and supply chain management, women contribute their expertise to enhance efficiency and sustainability.

Moreover, women-led initiatives in occupational health and safety, and social responsibility programs, are instrumental in promoting a culture of inclusivity and well-being within mining companies.

Restoration marks the final phase of the mining life cycle, where post-mining landscapes are rehabilitated and restored to their natural state hence women’s involvement in reclamation efforts is essential for implementing innovative restoration techniques that prioritize ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation.

Furthermore, by integrating gender-sensitive approaches into restoration practices, women contribute to creating lasting benefits for both the environment and local communities affected by mining activities. Overall, the Women in Mining Ghana Conference serves as a platform to celebrate and amplify women’s voices in the mining sector, highlighting their invaluable contributions to sustainable mining practices. Through knowledge sharing, capacity building, and networking opportunities, the conference aims to empower women in mining and foster a more inclusive and resilient industry.

In conclusion, by recognizing and harnessing the expertise and leadership of women in mining, we can advance toward a more sustainable future where responsible mining practices are synonymous with gender equality and social progress.

The journey from exploration to restoration is enriched by the diverse perspectives and talents of women, paving the way for a more equitable and environmentally conscious mining industry.

 

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com

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