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Gender in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Training Workshop for Nigeria

Training Details
April 22, 2024 to April 26, 2024
Abuja, Nigeria


The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) held a capacity-building workshop for government officials in Nigeria focused on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and gender. The workshop came in response to a request from Nigeria’s Ministry of Solid Mineral Development (MSMD).

Ahead of the event, the IGF conducted a needs assessment survey with officials. The results helped the facilitators create an engaging program to meet the country’s unique requirements and incorporate case studies to provide tangible contexts for exploring the key issues.

The training session was attended by 39 participants, primarily composed of officials from the MSMD within the ASM Directorate, along with representatives from the federal and state governments. Additionally, members from associations advocating for women in mining also participated.