Advancing Gender Equality in the Scaling Up Minerals Traceability Project


Gender Resource Facility

The Government of the Netherlands (GoN) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is currently supporting the NGO Pact in implementing the three-year Scaling up Minerals Traceability Project (“the Project”) in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Africa and has requested assistance from the Gender Resource Facility (GRF) to ensure the Project sufficiently accounts for gender and enhances its contributions to gender equality

Phase One of this assignment involved a comprehensive deskstudy of the “Gender Dimensions of 3T Mining in the Great Lakes Region”. This work provided a basisfor field activities undertaken in Phase Two, which primarily aimed to:

  1. Inform practical recommendations and strategies to increase gender responsiveness of the Project with respect to livelihood security and women’s empowerment; and
  2. Contribute to knowledge development, primarily by supplementing findings, conclusions and recommendations outlined in the Phase One desk study.

This report details the findings, conclusions and recommendations derived from Phase Two.