Gender – South Kivu

The World Bank’s Promines project is creating a Congolese network for women in and around mining sites. The inaugural conference has taken place on September 16-18 in Bukavu and was hosted by CEGEMI. A conference report can be found here.

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The gender expert in our team is Marie Rose Bashwira, whose PhD research dealt with the gender dimension of artisanal mining. Part of her research was done in collaboration with CEGEMI. An article entitled Not only a man’s world: women’s involvement in artisanal mining in eastern DRC was co-authored with Jeroen Cuvelier, Thea Hilhorst and Gemma van der Haar, in the context of the project on Mining Governance, conflict transformation and sustainable development in the DRC, carried out by Wageningen University and funded by the Dutch NWO. Rose talks about her research in a short video here. She succesfully defended her PhD in Wangeningen on June 21 2017.

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