Enhancing and Diversifying the Extractives Industry with an Emphasis on Gender

ECC was awarded a mining-related program in the Middle East from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). A central goal of the program was to engage local small and medium enterprises in the extractives industry sector in fields including geoscience, construction, transportation, and consulting. A major component of ECC’s design for the diversification of the extractives industry sector included full participation of women in an economic sector that traditionally has seen little gender diversity.

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