UMaT Convenes G20 Global Land Initiative Roundtable on Gender Dynamics in Post-Mining Land Restoration in Ghana


Source: UMaT

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Last week, the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), in collaboration with the G20 Global Land Initiative and Colandef Land and Property Rights, a prominent non-governmental organization, hosted a significant roundtable discussion on gender issues in post-mining land restoration in Takoradi, Ghana. The event was spearheaded by Professor Iyenemi Ibimina Kakulu, a Senior Expert on Gender and Land Issues in Land Restoration with the UNCCD G20 GLI.

The roundtable brought together a diversity of stakeholders from the global mining sector to deliberate on crucial areas including employment opportunities in gender-responsive land restoration, training and capacity building, strategies for integrating gender perspectives into post-mining land restoration, and financing gender-responsive initiatives.

Prominent representatives from academia, the Queenmother's Platform in Ghana, and Women in Mining organizations from around the globe shared their home experiences on the gender dynamics in post-mining land restoration. They unanimously echoed the need for comprehensive policy, institutional engagement and reforms to ensure gender inclusion in post-mining land restoration efforts.

The event underscored the critical importance of gender considerations in achieving sustainable land restoration and highlighted the collaborative efforts required to drive meaningful change in this sector.

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