Open Government Commitments for Accountable and Gender-Responsive Natural Resource Governance

13:40 - 15:00
Room 214, Shaw Centre

Through the experiences shared by women and men from resource rich countries, including Senegal and Dominican Republic, this session will explore five challenges at the intersection between women's rights and natural resource governance. Based on the lived experiences shared, and drawing on practitioner and academic research, we aim to 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 the women’s rights and transparency movements; addressing 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 structural and behavioural barriers to, and opportunities to enhance, inclusive participation in governance initiatives; and a shared strategy among reformers in open government about how to instigate reform to advance gender justice through the natural resource governance sector via OGP NAP commitments. This session would be relevant to government decision makers and senior industry representatives, as well as academics, journalists, civil society activists and policy makers.

Theme: Inclusion

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Extractive Industries for Transparency Initiative (EITI), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), Oxfam America, Natural Resource Governance Initiative (NRGI), Development Gateway, Global Affairs Canada

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Knowledge Cafe


Mark Robinson: Executive Director, EITI International Secretariat, Norway, Suneeta Kaimal: Chief Operating Officer, NRGI, USA, Teresa Viloria: CEFORMOMALI, Dominican Republic, Marieme Mbacke: PWYP Senegal, Senegal, Memory Kachambwa: Executive Director, Femnet, Kenya, Leah Quinlan: Native Women’s Association of Canada, Canada

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