This interactive session will explore five challenges at the intersection of women’s rights and natural resource governance, including through the experiences shared by women from resource rich countries, including Senegal and the Dominican Republic. Based on these experiences, and drawing on practitioner and academic research, we will put forward tangible proposals for gender transformative model national action plan (NAP) commitments to promote women’s meaningful participation in natural resource governance by:
- Bridging women’s rights and transparency movements;
- Addressing the negative impacts of the extractive sector on women through responsive local decision making;
- Ensuring that data is accessible and relevant to a diverse set of stakeholders, including women in extractive communities; and
- Promoting resource allocation approaches that include, and would benefit, women. The session will increase understanding by a range of stakeholders of the structural and behavioural barriers to, and opportunities to enhance, inclusive participation in governance initiatives; and a shared strategy among reformers in open government on how to instigate reform to advance gender justice through the natural resource governance sector via the OGP.
This session is relevant to government decision makers and senior industry representatives, as well as academics, journalists, civil society activists and policy makers
The session will be provided in English, French and Spanish