Project profile — Gender Equality in Artisanal Mining

Download project profile:



Gender Equality in Artisanal Mining - Overview
IMPACT (CA-CRA_ACR-3123972820)
2019-12-19 - 2022-09-01
Country / region • Uganda (33.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (33.00%)
• Zimbabwe (34.00%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (30.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (30.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining
Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (10.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental education/training (41081) (30.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to support women working in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector to tackle the barriers they face, with respect to achieving full gender equality in the ASM sector. The project works in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe and aims to provide women with the tools to gain economic security, independence and voice, coupled with meaningful space in decision-making structures that have a direct impact on their livelihoods (e.g. mining cooperatives). The project also aims to ensure that the ASM physical environment is better protected to ensure that mining is carried out in ways that do not have a negative impact on women and their communities, and empower women to articulate and defend their concerns, including health and safety concerns that are often overlooked or disregarded as of lesser importance. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance to legislators, policy and other decision-makers on how to apply gender assessment tools to new and existing laws, regulations, policies and initiatives; (2) raising awareness for relevant stakeholders on how to combat harmful social stigma and cultural taboos that remain as an obstacle to women’s full economic participation in the mineral supply chain; and (3) providing technical assistance to women of ASM communities to develop relevant skills (financial literacy, management and business) to more actively defend their interests and participate in mining cooperatives. The project aims to directly benefit an estimated 1,000 women and men working at project artisanal mine sites in the three targeted countries.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved laws, regulations, policies and initiatives created and/or adapted and implemented by governments in DRC, Uganda and Zimbabwe that are enhancing women’s security and gender equality in the mining sector; (2) improved economic benefits for women derived from mineral supply chains in DRC, Uganda and Zimbabwe; and (3) improved environmental conditions of ASM mining communities in DRC, Uganda and Zimbabwe, prioritizing conditions that affect women most negatively.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
14-04-2022 Disbursement $318,544
08-06-2022 Disbursement $191,096
17-11-2022 Disbursement $19,310
06-03-2023 Disbursement $94,694
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Gender Equality in Artisanal Mining - Related information
Related links
Partner website — IMPACT
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Project-type interventions

The coloured circles represent the number of markers in proximity. Simply click on the circle to zoom in for more information on projects.

2 to 9 markers 10 to 99 markers 100 to 999 markers 1,000 to 9,999 markers

Note: The Project Browser provides access to project data published by Global Affairs Canada in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This is not meant for official reporting, but to provide information on past and current international projects.

Date modified: