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WIM Ghana Holds 3rd Sub Regional Quarterly Review Meeting In Accra (VIDEO+PICTURES)

Women in Mining Ghana (WIM Ghana) has held its 3rd Regional Quarterly Review Meeting at the National Seismological Observatory Conference Room in Accra.

The meeting which was held on Thursday gave an opportunity to the leadership of WIM Ghana to not only exchange ideas but also listen to respective challenges and support its members from Ghana and other African countries with possible solutions.

Speakung at the event, President of WIM Ghana, Dr. Georgette B. Sakyi-Addo said "I would like to use this opportunity to thank you all for finding this exercise important to participate in"

"Over the years volunteering and running Women in Mining, some of the biggest lessons i have learnt so far is that of collaborations and partnerships"

She added that advocacy especially in the area of governance require a strong network to be able to push for the different groups of women they represent.

"The second is the continuous renewal of knowledge. As leaders or we can never stop learning, and sharing that knowledge and capacity upgrade with our communities so that, together, our collective horizons can grow"

Dr. Sakyi-Addo stressed that knowledge around mining regulations, governance, and emerging issues like renewable energy, circular economy, green economy and new industry standards and requirements are critical.

"Thirdly, we need to bring along our young women to ensure that there’s a pipeline of leadership to pursue the vision for the long run"

Responding to the fight against illegal mining, she said "I cannot say mining should stop but it we are to mine, then we must do that responsibly. Women must not be deprived from mining. They must also mine responsibly"

She charged women in mining from other countries not to lay back to forge ahead adding that such confidence will boost many young girls to develop interest in mining.

Speakers from other countries also took turns to share their challenges and also success stories.

President of WIM Ghana, Dr. Sakyi-Addo also acknowledged the support of Ford Foundation for truly believing in the capacity of Women in Mining on the continent and in the quest for gender mainstreaming in the extractives space industries.

Below is a video and some pictures:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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