GrOW Research Project: Focus Group Discussion in Pictures
As part of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Research project being undertaken by IIAS in collaboration with CIRES, Ivory Coast with Funding provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Focus Group Discussions were organized to understand some of the challenges faced by women in the extractive industry. These Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) brought together workers from both administrative and technical sections of extractive industry establishments. Workers and mine owners in scale mining units were not left out.
The discussions focused mainly on the challenges and constraints faced by women in the extractive industry as well as the way forward in bringing women on board to reap benefits accruing from one of the main drivers of economic growth in Ghana.
Below are some of the pictures taken during the deliberations:
Picture of one of the FGDs held
A Focus Group Discussion with some mineowners and workers at a small scale mine site
An IIAS Research team member posing a question to participants in a FGD
A participant offering suggestions on what can be done to encourage women to pursue careers in the Extractive Industry
A section of participants sharing their views on challenges faced by women
Close to the main site: Researchers interact with women
FGD with some female mining engineers and a male colleague: Caught up with them at an event organized for workers to cool off.