The conference “Gender, Mining and Water Resources: Interconnections, Challenges and Future Outlook” was held on February 16-17, 2017 in Lima by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and the School of Government and Public Policy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. The conference sought to provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection on the issue of gender in the context of the extractive industries in order to foster debate on public policies that incorporate a gender perspective in the mining sector. This forms part of efforts to contribute to the fifth and twelfth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Equality and Responsible Consumption and Production.
Given the breadth of the topic, the conference focused on experiences that reflect women’s lives in the contexts of mining and competition for – among many players – water access and management.
Experts, academics, and representatives of the private and public sectors and civil society participated in the discussion and reflection on topics that arose from a series of talks. Moderators’ comments on the presentations fostered an interchange of experiences between the public and the speakers.
This document gives an account of the main topics of discussion on the relationship between gender, mining and water resources. In addition, a report of the conference is provided and its results are analyzed.