CIRDI CEO, Cassie Doyle, provided opening remarks at the Gender, Mining and Water Resources: Interconnections, Challenges and Future Outlook conference held in Lima, Peru in February 2017. The conference was jointly organized by CIRDI’s project: Education and Research for Integrated Water Resources Management in Peru and the School of Government and Public Policy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). A multi-stakeholder steering committee oversaw the program development.
Below is an abridged version of Cassie’s remarks.
The purpose of this gathering is to reflect and exchange on a unique intersection of issues that are important to the future of sustainable development – how gender roles influence the impact and benefits of mining, with a particular emphasis on the related use of water resources.
Our work at CIRDI is guided by a set of core values, with an emphasis on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Indigenous Rights. Addressing women’s views, interests and needs is integral to how we work.