Pictures of the Midterm Workshop for IDRC-GrOW Project hosted by IIAS

Pictures of the Midterm Workshop for IDRC-GrOW Project hosted by IIAS
20 Jun

Pictures of the Midterm Workshop for IDRC-GrOW Project hosted by IIAS

As part of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and being undertaken by IIAS in collaboration with CIRES, Ivory Coast, a Midterm workshop was held to present findings made on 14th June, 2017. This midterm workshop for the project“Growth in West Africa: impacts of extractive industry on women’s economic empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana"  follows the completion of fieldwork in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.  At the workshop, presentation on various themes were made by research team members from both countries.

In attendance at the workshop were representatives from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and Minerals Commission.  Other organisations that also took part in the workshop were Women in Mining-Ghana, Ghana Chamber of Mines and  Small Scale Mining Association.  Workers of some of the mining companies operating in Ghana also attended the workshop. Faculty members from the departments of Earth Science, Economics among were present as well.

Below is a pictorial overview of the entire proceedings:


Prof.  Joshua Abor, a Fellow of IIAS and Dean of University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) giving the opening remarks

Dr. William Baah-Boateng, the Lead Investigator reporting on findings made


Dr. Raymond Atuguba, a  Research team member of the GrOW project touching on some of the legal and

legislative provisions that can be explored to advance the economic empowerment of women

Presentation of findings made in Cote d'Ivoire was done by Dr. Silvère Konan

A PhD Candidate, part of the team from CIRES making a presentation at the workshop

A mining engineer and member of the Women in Mining-Ghana Wing contributing to discussions

Dr. Emmanuel Codjoe from the Economics Department -UG posing a question during the Q&A segment

Mr. Amponsah-Tawiah, deputy chief Inspector of Mines, Minerals Commission clarifying some issues at the event

Dr. Atuguba responding to a question posed by a participant

Prof. Olivia Kwapong, a Fellow of IIAS and Research team member making a submission

A representative from the Ghana Chamber of Mines asking a question 

A participant from a mining company contributes to the discussion

A member of the small scale mining association (SSMA) sharing his views

on ways women could be empowered in their operations 

A section of the audience