Project Title

APEC Women's Participation in the Mining Industry 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

PPWE 03 2018 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPWE 03 2018 

Project Title

APEC Women's Participation in the Mining Industry 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

182,820 

Co-funding Amount

43,000 

Total Project Value

225,820 

Sponsoring Forum

Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) 

Topics

Gender 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Canada; Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Japan; Mexico; New Zealand; Peru; Philippines; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Nicole Verduga 

Job Title 1

Specialist-Expert, Direcon 

Organization 1

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Postal Address 1

Teatinos 180, 11th Floor, Santiago, Chile 

Telephone 1

(56-2) 228275286 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

nverdugo@direcon.gob.cl 

Project Proponent Name 2

Vilupti Lok Barrineau 

Job Title 2

Vice President, Operation and Networks 

Organization 2

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada 

Postal Address 2

900-675 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1N2, Canada 

Telephone 2

(1-604) 6301545 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

vilupti.lokbarrineau@asiapacific.ca 

Declaration

Nicole Verduga and Eva Busza 

Project Summary

APEC economies collectively produce over 70% of the world’s copper, nickel, silver, lead, zinc, and tin, and more than 90% of coal. The mining industry is traditionally seen as a male-dominated industry, and economies stand to benefit from women’s increased participation in the sector, especially in management and corporate governance roles. This project includes a consultative process to determine the primary barriers to participation (February 2019), and a two-day workshop to discuss best practice solutions on the margins of SOM2 (Chile, May 2019). A Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report will be developed and presented (August 2019) before being disseminated to public and private sector stakeholders. This project aligns with the 2018 GPA funding priority of promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth, and with the PPWE 2018 work plan goal of advancing sectoral discussions on gender inclusion, women’s leadership, and private sector support for women’s empowerment.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The APEC region accounts for 70% of global mining production and consumption, and 75% of global mining trade. This is a significant industry for the APEC economies, but it is also a highly gender-inequitable sector and it is this issue which the proposed project seeks to address. 

Gender inequality is a crosscutting issue affecting all member economies and their societies. For more than 20 years, the global community has been working to achieve gender equality; since the 1995 Beijing U.N. Declaration and Platform for Action was signed by 189 members. However, according to the U.N., no member has achieved this goal and important gender gaps still exist in various areas, most notably, women’s inclusion in the labor market. While globalization and regional economic integration have increased economic opportunities for women, significant gender disparities still exist. Women continue to be concentrated in sectors, industries, occupations and jobs with below-average productivity; take relatively low-paying jobs; are over-represented in small businesses and the informal economy; and engage in unpaid work that is rarely fully recognized. Women also continue to face obstacles in accessing land, financial services, technology, information, other productive resources, and markets. Removing discriminatory barriers to women in different sectors could increase labor productivity by up to 25 per cent in developing economies. This project has the opportunity to contribute to a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals, notably:

·   SDG Goal 4: Quality Education- ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

·   SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality- activating gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

·   SDG Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth- Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

·   SDG Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities- reducing inequality within and among economies.

·   SDG Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities- Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

The mining sector, examined from a gender perspective, presents multiple challenges. In 2017, women accounted for 8% of the mining workforce in Chile, and 19.6% in Canada. Through a Preliminary Consultation Report and a two-day workshop with stakeholders, this project seeks to examine and address the main reasons for the low presence of women in the industry, including issues such as gender stereotypes, cultural barriers, organization structures and policies, and the lack of adequate and gender-safe infrastructure for women. A portion of the project will specifically examine gender parity at the management level. The International Labour Organization (ILO) identified that two of the leading barriers to women’s leadership in general are the prevalence of gender stereotypes, and masculine corporate cultures, which both have a strong impact in the mining industry. 

This project is vital to the interests of APEC economies due to the fact that mining is such a significant sector across the region, and increased participation of women is critical for sustainable and inclusive growth. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, companies with more women in their workforce have enhanced productivity, adapt to changes more effectively, and are more stable[1]. Strengthening the diversity of the workforce (in particular, by increasing the proportion of women in the sector) makes it possible to increase labor productivity as well as to encourage innovation. Some mining companies recognize that incorporating more women has competitive advantages which can increase profitability, and also recognize that mixed teams achieve better results. Furthermore, while mining adds immense value to economies, certain current industry practices have led to negative social and environmental impacts, often disproportionately affecting women in mining communities. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that $4.5 trillion of additional GDP in 2025 could be added to the economies of the Asia Pacific by advancing women’s equality[2]

This project seeks to do a deep dive into these issues, assemble experts and local stakeholders from all APEC member economies, in order to further understand the barriers and the inherent biases that withhold progress on this front. The recommendations resulting from this project seek to address these issues as a region, rather than piecemeal and will have sustained benefits for all APEC economies that are mineral resource producers and consumers. 

Relevance – Eligibility: This project addresses the 2018 GPA funding priority of promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in the key area of “Gender Inclusion and Women´s Economic Empowerment”, with a focus on the mining industry, due to its immense importance in both developed and developing APEC economies. Through the commissioned research and topic-specific workshops, this project will provide a platform for sharing best practice among all APEC members, especially low and lower-middle-income economies. The results of this project will serve to promote and improve the economic and social welfare of communities across the region, while reducing economic disparities between APEC economies. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project supports the APEC objectives for capacity building as it is designed to advance equitable development, thereby improving the social and economic well-being of women and their capacity to contribute to their communities and economies. This project is centered on dialogue and knowledge-sharing, and will build the capacity of mining industry stakeholders and policy-makers across the APEC region as they gain understanding and obtain recommendations regarding women’s empowerment and inclusion across all levels of the mining workforce. 

To ensure effective capacity building, this project takes a collaborative approach and engages the private sector and relevant non-governmental organization partners such as Women in Mining. 

The project will build the capacity of the APEC economies and individual mining companies by encouraging performance assessment and benchmarking in comparable circumstances, leading to more sustainable and gender-balanced mining projects. It is important to note that although there are differences between developed and developing economies, most experiences and best practices in the mining sector could contribute to improvements in all the economies regardless of their stages of development.


[1] McKinsey Global Institute, Delivering Through Diversity (January 2018)

Objectives

a)  To ensure workshop participants gain understanding regarding the key barriers to women’s participation in APEC mining companies, and build capacity regarding the implementation of best practice solutions that (1) reduce gender disparity in the industry and (2) help women develop careers at the higher end of the value chain within the mining sector; 

b)  To build understanding around the issues that indigenous women in mining communities face, in order to encourage participant economies to develop better socioeconomic standards models; and

c)  To facilitate the exchange of information and the development of partnerships that will enable workshop participants to successfully implement the recommendations generated from the consultation process.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: This project is aligned with the second APEC 2018 priority: Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, which seeks to promote best practices in a sustainable, measurable and transparent fashion and to achieve inclusive economic growth. This project advances a specific sectoral discussion on women’s economic empowerment and gender inclusion in mining, an area of significance for many economies and a sector where improvements may have great impact. 

APEC Leaders’ declarations consistently prioritize women’s economic empowerment and the adoption of policies that encourage gender equality. The 2017 Leaders’ declaration called on economies to increase women’s participation in high-growth and high-wage sectors, and to promote women’s leadership. This project aligns with the 10 APEC Mining Policy Principles and the MTF 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, which further emphasized the importance of corporate social responsibility.

Alignment – Forum: 
The project supports the PPWE strategic plan’s vision of an inclusive and enabling environment that helps women succeed and advance in their industries, and the mission of advancing gender equality. 

This project is closely aligned with the fourth pillar of the PPWE: increasing women’s leadership, voice and agency. The best practices identified by this project are also likely to contribute to outcome 2.3: strengthening the skills and capacity of women and strengthening their ability to participate in the labor force. This project also aims to create progress towards outcome 2.4 of the PPWE strategic plan: having women increasingly represented in leadership roles. Women will be engaged as participants, experts and decision-makers throughout the project. 

The PPWE workplan for 2018 highlights a need to advance sectoral discussions on women’s economic empowerment, gender diversity and gender inclusion. Mining was highlighted as a sector for discussion, and this project stands to contribute significantly to this dialogue. This project recognizes that experiences of women vary in different sector, and work streams exhibit varied impediments to women’s empowerment and inclusion. It is therefore important to examine specific sectors at an individual level and develop strategies that address these unique challenges, which this project seeks to do. 

The PPWE workplan also highlights women’s leadership as a priority area. This project includes women’s participation in mining governance and management as one of three focus topics, and thus aligns with this priority. As empowering women to excel in leadership entails the need to educate, upskill and train, this will be one area in which recommendations are made.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: Throughout the course of this project, stakeholders that are engaged with the mining industry will learn about best practices related to overcoming gender gaps, recommendations on how to remove barriers to women’s success, and measures to bolster the inclusion of women in mining METS (mining equipment, technologies and services) and leadership. This is in alignment with the “innovation” operational principle for capacity building and will have a tangible impact on individuals and institutions within APEC economies. 

The specific outputs that will be used to achieve the project’s objectives are: 

1) Consultation Survey: This survey will focus on three key themes:

a) gender disparity and the economic participation of women in the mining industry in APEC economies;

b) the challenges faced by women in mining communities; and

c) the experiences of existing networks that focus on women in mining. The survey will be distributed electronically through the various APEC fora (Mining Task Force members, Women and the Economy forum members, ABAC).

We will also be distributing this survey through traditional mining associations and gender focused mining groups, such as women in mining associations. The goal of the consultant would be to collect responses from all APEC economies that engage in mining (target number of economies: 15, target number of consultation participants: 45, target number of in-depth case studies: 10). The strategic and wide outreach outlined above is expected to lead to quality responses from a wide range of stakeholders, but should this prove challenging we will endeavor to perform shorter interviews with the designated mining policy bodies within the given economy. The intended goal of this survey is to illuminate the current state of women in the mining industry and explore in detail how successful implementations to counter the challenges faced by women have been carried out. 

2)  Preliminary Consultation Report: The findings and analysis from this Consultation Survey will form a Preliminary Consultation Report that will guide workshop discussions. This report will not be published on the APEC Publications website: it will primarily be used as guiding material at the Workshop. This report will have an estimated length of 15 to 20 pages. It will outline the primary challenges discussed throughout the Consultation, and explain any policies or steps that economies or companies have successfully taken to mitigate these challenges.

3) Workshop: A two-day workshop will be convened around SOM2 in which we will invite experts on women's participation in mining and, generally, women in the mining world. The first day of the workshop will focus on the mining industry as a whole, and the second day on women in mining governance and capacity building. 

The workshop is intended to train professionals involved in the mining sector with public or private influence regarding how to identify and address the challenges faced by women in the mining sector. The workshop will discuss, among other aspects, the obstacles and challenges faced by women in the mining sector, and how they can be addressed through positive actions and good practices. Experiences of successful cases of mining companies that incorporate a gender perspective will be shared. Companies or economies that have implemented successful policies or measures to positively impact women will be invited to share how they did so, in a “step by step” format that discusses the challenges they faced. Each workshop session will comprise of the sharing of current best practice examples, and the discussion around future implementation. By guiding participants through the challenges and successful approaches, particularly by including testimonials of successful implementation, participants will be equipped to examine and address these challenges in their respective institutions and networks. 

4)  Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report: After the workshop, a set of gender-responsive policy recommendations and best practices will be published in digital format (approximately 40 to 50 pages, with at least 10 recommendations anticipated). This document will draw upon learnings from the entire project, including the Consultation Survey and Workshop discussions. It is anticipated that best practices will be drawn from a variety of economies, including but not limited to Canada, Chile, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Chilean project representatives will present the key findings of this project on the margins of PPWE 2019. The project overseers will also seek other opportunities to present the findings at other APEC events in Chile, including: the small-medium enterprise working group (SMEWG) and the micro-small-medium enterprise and entrepreneurship working group (MSMEEWG) at the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). This report will be available on the APEC Publications website, so it will serve as a sustainable and lasting capacity building tool for audiences in all economies. Further dissemination plans are addressed in the Dissemination section. 

5) Collaboration and Networks: The project will facilitate the creation of networks between private sector mining industries, women in mining stakeholders and policymakers from the APEC region. The Consultation Survey and resulting two-day Workshop will facilitate the exchange of experiences regarding the participation of women in the mining industry. These partnerships and networks will be fostered as much as possible by the project overseers so that they become a tangible output of this initiative. 

Outcomes: Workshop participants and Report target audiences from both the public and private sectors will gain a deeper understanding of the main challenges and obstacles that women face in the mining sector, as well as measures that can be implemented to mitigate these challenges. Participants will better appreciate the benefits of increasing the participation of women in the industry. In addition, the workshop will enable attendees to generate networks of work and support. 

This project is based on the sharing of best practices that promote the participation of women in the mining industry, with the overall intention of compiling a set of gender-responsive policy recommendations. Informed by the Consultation Survey, the project will convene multi-level mining stakeholders at a two-day workshop to showcase successful case studies and to develop actionable policy advice, it is expected that in the medium-term, some of these policies, practices and models will be implemented by participants and will inform policymakers in the region. The implementation of these measures are expected to reduce the barriers faced by women in the mining sector, thereby increasing their participation across the industry, from mining equipment, technology and service roles to management and governance positions. 

Beneficiaries: Direct Project Participants: 

1)  Consultation - management and human resources representatives from mining companies, mining industry experts, members of “Women in Mining” (a non-profit international organization dedicated to promoting and progressing the development of women in the mining sector), and similar groups, and labor market gender diversity experts. The consultation phase will seek to include feedback from members of all APEC economies that are engaged in mining, facilitated by liaison with gender and other Focal Points of each mining economy.

2) Workshop participants - local and international mining sector representatives, mid-level and senior-level government officers of APEC economies (key mining policy makers and public servants; high-level officials within ministries focused on mining, natural resources, industry and economic development), and representatives from labor organizations and local mining communities. The project overseers will seek to include women as experts and participants. Invitations will be disseminated via the APEC PPWE, mining associations, and Gender Focal Points of economies and fora. Representatives of related APEC forums (SMEWG, PPWE and ABAC) will participate in the information exchange and will be invited to the workshop. The participation of other agencies will also be encouraged.

Around 60 participants are expected (60% from private sector, 40% public sector). 

Speakers will be selected based on their experience in the mining sector, the obstacles they face/have faced in incorporating women into their employees and suppliers, and the network they have developed to overcome these obstacles. With respect to experts from relevant agencies or agencies, experience in gender and mining, as well as experience in reducing gaps for women in international trade, will be considered.The contact point for consultations and workshop will be the Project Overseer, Nicole Verdugo. 

End Users: Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report - The primary end users will be private companies engaged in mining operations throughout APEC, and government agencies engaged in mining regulation. Beneficiaries include women in mining, and the mining companies and communities from all economies that are engaged in the dialogue. Women from member economies who are either participating or seeking to participate in the mining sector would obtain valuable information from this project’s outputs.

Long-term or indirect beneficiaries: Mining sector companies that implement policy change, and women in mining who are positively impacted by these changes. Project overseers will ensure a fruitful and active exchange of information between all participants, including cooperation through forums on issues related to the successful implementation of the project.

Dissemination

The Preliminary Consultation Report will be disseminated to Workshop participants only. It will not be published on the APEC Publications website. 

A digital publication of Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report will be made through the APEC Publication website, and promoted actively by the project overseers on social media networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn, and through press releases and other media engagement. Availability of the report will be announced to government agencies and relevant organizations via a structured and strategic email notification. Project overseers will also aim to have it published digitally in other locations, such as on the websites of mining companies that engaged in the project, “Women in Mining” and other related organizations, and relevant government agencies. It will be written in a standard of English that requires no further copy-editing, and will be prepared in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Logo Guidelines.

Each APEC economy that is engaged in mining will be encouraged to translate this primary output, or a summary of it, to distribute within the economy. The PO and any economies interested in translation will refer to the Translations section of the APEC Publications Guidelines when producing the translated materials. 

Target audience: Mining companies in all APEC economies that are engaged in mining, policy-makers within the mining sector, international mining organizations such as Women in Mining, and all mining professionals. 

A brief summary of the project results will be presented during the first meeting of the PPWE after the workshop, and the project overseers will be open to any other opportunities to present the results during relevant 2019 APEC fora meetings.

Target audience: A wider range of policy-makers and private sector leaders than those who participated in the project. 

There is no intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

The Project will include teams working with women and men. It is also expected that participants from APEC economies will be of all genders, and to this end, applicants from eligible economies will be invited to be represented by both sexes. This is because it is essential that men and women are involved and working together to bridge gender gaps and barriers; increased understanding on the importance of this topic may lead to men within the mining sector taking on roles as “champions of change.” However, the participation of women is central to this project as we seek to reflect women’s experiences and encourage change that benefits women. The project overseers will therefore aim to have women as approximately 50% of workshop participants, and 75% of project experts/speakers.

The objectives of the project benefit women by improving participants’ understanding of women’s experiences within the mining sector, and by seeking ways to empower women within the mining industry. Our objective is to give clear and actionable recommendations for the private and public sectors to increase the number of women engaged in the mining sector, at all levels.

We also believe it may be beneficial to have a woman involved as the research contract lead, in order to solicit more candid and genuine responses from women who are responding to the survey, however experience will ultimately be the primary criteria in this engagement. 

POs are committed to collect sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets.

Work Plan

Date

Task

Deliverables

November -
December 2018

Engage consultant: initiate a selective tender process for the engagement of a consultant to conduct the initial study and consultation with APEC economy stakeholders. An RFP will be developed at the start of November 2018 with a target to engage the consultant in late December 2018/early January 2019.

RFP

Signed contract

January - February 2019

Consultation: work with the contracted consultant to perform research on the proposed topics outlined above, in liaison with APEC economy contact points: survey design in early-mid January, sent out by the consultant in mid-late January (with support from the project overseers), responses gathered throughout February. Follow up to gather responses with support of APEC contact points.

Workshop planning: Preliminary planning of the workshop will commence, eg. timing and venue confirmed.

Consultation

Survey

March 2019

Analysis of the survey: Collect the responses and analyze the results so as to select the cases that meet the successful criteria as defined in the design stage. The desirable outcome is to have at least one successful case from each economy.

Workshop planning: based on the consultation process, we will design the agenda for the two-day workshop, and finalize speakers/experts. Invitations for the workshop will be sent and in-depth logistical planning will take place. Contributions of the co-sponsoring and participating economies will be taken into account.

Workshop draft agenda and proposed speakers

Workshop invitation list

April 2019

Workshop materials finalized: preparation of the workshop material, including the Preliminary Consultation Report. This material will include the successful case studies and best practices.

Logistics: Any revisions to agenda or speakers list to be confirmed, agenda to be finalized. List of participants maintained and updated regularly. Ongoing communications with experts and participants. Workshop materials distributed. Other logistics ongoing.

Preliminary Consultation Report

Workshop materials finalized and distributed

Final agenda

-Attendee list

May 2019

Hosting of workshop: Two day workshop convening experts and select stakeholders on the margins of SOM2.

Workshop

Workshop
evaluation

June - July 2019

Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report: The digital publication will be written and designed, with the collaboration of the participating economies of the workshop. This will compile information from all previous stages of the project, the consultation and workshop in particular. Once finalized, the report will be disseminated through the APEC website as well as interested government agencies’ websites. The digital publication will be hosted on the APEC website, and on the following Chilean websites such as: The General Directorate for International Economic Affairs (Direcon). Where appropriate, we will encourage co-sponsoring economies to also host the digital publication on their websites.

Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report
(digital publication)

Timing TBD

Key findings at PPWE: Organizers will present the resulting  policy recommendations/key findings at the next PPWE 2019 meeting after the report is finalized and disseminated.

Presentation of
key findings (timing TBD)

December
2019

Completion report: the project overseers will compile the project completion report.

Completion report

April 2020

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat.

Risks

1)  No experienced consultants respond to call: This will be managed through a comprehensive procurement process with a clear and specific RFP and timeline, and a selective tender process. Suppliers who are experts with a demonstrated track record of working in this sector will be notified.

2) Minimal engagement or low quality engagement with consultation project by relevant stakeholders: To minimize this risk, we will be constantly monitoring the responses we receive and actively seeking the quality engagement of stakeholders who are best placed to respond, seeking recommendations from APEC focal points in mining economies. The project overseers have already been in touch with some stakeholders in their economies to discuss the project, including mining companies and non-profit organizations like “Women in Mining.”[1] Overall, there has been an extremely positive response from highly-engaged experts. This project will look for high quality experts to contribute for the development of this goal, with a focus on quality responses. This risk is therefore assessed as very low.

3) Engagement in consultation phase limited to only a few economies: We hope to engage with a number of economies during the consultation phase so that the project outputs are based on a wide range of experiences and case studies. This risk will be managed by regular engagement with local experts and APEC focal points in each economy (who are best placed to direct PO to relevant expert contacts), to seek recommendations for relevant stakeholders on an ongoing basis and as needed (i.e. if an economy has no responders). Liaison with in-economy stakeholders will help to ensure high quality engagement, as they will be best-placed to make recommendations.

4) Low participation in workshop: This is perhaps the main risk of the project, as Chile's geographical location is far from most APEC economies. To minimize this risk, work will be coordinated with the support of the Chilean embassies and commercial offices of APEC economies; the budget has included travel for participants from eligible member economies; and regular engagement with potential attendees/confirmed attendees will be maintained prior to the workshop to generate interest and convey the benefits of attendance. We will also hold the Workshop in conjunction with other mining events. The biggest exposition of the mining industry will be taking place in Antofagasta (the Chilean mining city) around the same time as the planned workshop, which will incentivize participants to travel to Chile. We will particularly employ these engagement strategies for those in travel-eligible economies to mitigate the risk of discounting the capacity building objectives of this project in developing economies. If it appears that participation from travel-eligible economies is lower than anticipated, we will explore the option of live streaming the workshop so that relevant stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage remotely.

5) Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations: All projects regarding recommendations have the risk that economies do not apply what they have learned. In order to mitigate this risk, we could continually ask through survey or e-mail to the participants in the workshops, about their lesson learned. As the consultation process will identify successful case studies, it will also show which companies could be considered experts and we will encourage interaction between these companies and those that seek to implement recommendations. The Workshop, in convening stakeholders with various degrees of experience, will also help with developing connections and partnerships that can assist with this goal. The Policy Recommendation and Best Practices Report will seek to take a “how to implement” approach to presenting recommendations where applicable. PO will also ensure there is a focus throughout the consultation, the Workshop and the Policy Recommendations and Best Practices Report on the barriers that may be faced, and how to overcome them.

6) Representation and adequate balance in each group of the Workshop: We will develop a targeted invitation list for each stakeholder group with a variety of representatives from different sectors, and allocate one coordinator for each group. We will strive for balance across stakeholder groups and economies by monitoring the responses to invitations and using strategic engagement where needed.



[1] To learn more about these organizations whose mission is to advance the interests of women in the mining sector, please see: Women in Mining Canada -  http://wimcanada.org/ and Women in Mining Chile - https://www.womeninminingchile.cl/

Monitoring and Evaluation

The project will be monitored in accordance with the timeline and outputs identified in the workplan. The success of the consultation will be measured by the number of participants engaged (target: 45) and number of economies represented (target: 15) and the number and nature of in-depth case studies examined, and best practices identified (target: 10, though focus is on quality). 

The success of the workshop will be measured by (1) attendance metrics: 60 participants are expected, and we hope to engage at least 15 economies as participants and at least 5 economies as speakers/experts. 50% of participants are expected to be women. (2) an evaluation: workshop participants will be asked to provide feedback via a questionnaire at the conclusion of the workshop. They will be asked to score the effectiveness of the workshop with quantifiable scoring in a range of categories, with an average score of 4/5 in each question targeted by project overseers. This questionnaire will also seek feedback regarding the Preliminary Consultation Report. 

The success of the best practices report will be measured by the number of downloads of the report on the APEC website (aiming for 1000 in year 1), and by gathering the qualitative response/feedback of audience members. The medium/long term impact will be measured by observing the number of citations of the report. The project overseers will also seek ongoing engagement with workshop participants to track any policy or practices implemented as a result of the workshop or report.

Linkages

APEC stakeholders (will be engaged as workshop participants and report recipients): PPWE; Mining Task Force; Health Working Group; ABAC’s SDWG. A summary of key findings may also be presented at fora meetings in 2019.

Non-APEC stakeholders (engaged as consultation stakeholders, workshop participants, report recipients and beneficiaries): Private Sector; Women’s Leadership Circles and “Women in Mining” organizations; Other mining Organizations including those that participated in the Mining Task Force Public-Private Dialogue, such as the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development and the International Council on Mining and Metals.

This project builds upon four past projects in particular:

1) “Identifying Good Practices in Policies/ Models for SME Mining Development” (MTF 02 2017A) which aims to gather tools, policies and models that develop small and medium mining companies

2)  “Good Practices on Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership for Growth” (PPWE 02 2016S), which examined the impact of gender diversity on boards and at the senior management level, across all sectors

3)   “Diversity Management for Women’s Empowerment” (PPWE 02 2017), which convened CEOs to discuss gender diversity management initiatives.

4)   “Promoting Inclusive Mining: Consultation Model for Dealing with Local Interests including Indigenous Communities and Women” (MTF 01 2017A), which is developing a model consultation framework to guide meaningful stakeholder engagement in mining communities.

Sustainability

The primary output of the project is a best practices report that will contain summaries and actionable recommendations related to this topic. This tool will be available online and will support beneficiaries in carrying forward the results and lessons of the project. The project overseers will engage in strategic dissemination and follow up engagement with project stakeholders to ensure they feel equipped and have the information they require. This report will provide a strong starting point for any economy stakeholders seeking to gain information and implement best practice or policy change to empower women in the mining sector. Experts and affiliated organizations will be encouraged to share the report to create a wider legacy for this project. 

The contact details of project overseers will be available to facilitate connections to experts or companies who have implemented measures to increase the number of women engaged in their companies in the past, as appropriate. The networks and relationships formed at the workshop will also enhance this element of sustainability.

A periodic review will be conducted by project overseers in the year following the project to seek feedback as to whether stakeholders are implementing policy change or best practices within their own jurisdictions, and how this process is going. This will help with evaluating and maintaining the success and sustainability of the project, as well as informing next steps. 

Sustainability of progress on the outcomes and impacts will be primarily tracked quantitatively by measuring the number of report downloads and citations of the report. However, the report will encourage stakeholders to communicate with project overseers if there are further impacts (such as policy changes) that are successful.

Project Overseers

Ms. Nicole Verdugo Oviedo, Head of Department of Gender, General Directorate for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

– a role in which she focuses on promoting women’s empowerment and women’s involvement in business, and is responsible for the gender management improvement program which aims to incorporate gender perspectives in DIRECON’s work so as to identify and correct inequalities in gender within the Government’s services and policies.

Ms. Verdugo Oviedo leads Chile’s negotiation teams on gender matters in free trade bilateral and multilateral agreements, and works on the strategic plan of the Mujer Exporta program. She also led the negotiation process in gender matters with Uruguay, Canada, Argentina and with Pacific Alliance observer states, and since 2016, she has been the coordinator of the GTG (Gender Technical Group) of the Pacific Alliance, working on the Alliance Presidents’ gender mandates within the 4 members. She is the co-creator of the gender platform of the Pacific Alliance “Mujeres Empresarias de Alianza del Pacífico” (Businesswomen of the Pacific Alliance), and of the PA Businesswomen Work program.

Ms. Verdugo Oviedo has been an APEC Gender Group Focal point for the last 3 years, coordinating with the public and private sector towards goals in gender and commerce of the 21 APEC economies. Ms. Verdugo Oviedo has taught at the School of International Affairs from the University of Chile

Ms. Vilupti Lok Barrineau, Vice President, Operations and Networks, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vilupti Lok Barrineau is Vice-President, Operations and Networks, with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada).  Vilupti has championed the causes of equality, malaria mitigation, and micro-credit access for the UN and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She was Managing Director of the ‘Financial Access Initiative’ for Harvard, Yale, and New York universities, and established and managed the ‘Global Network for Banking Innovation in Microfinance’ for Women's World Banking.

Ms. Lok Barrineau has worked globally with finance ministries, central banks, and heads of state, and pioneered new thinking on financial inclusion that led to the World Bank and IMF’s global indicator on financial inclusion. Most recently, she was a Senior Director with APF Canada, responsible for the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership, a $4.74-million, four-year project funded by the Government of Canada and aimed at increasing global market access for micro, small, and medium enterprises to help stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in the APEC region.

As a volunteer, Ms. Lok Barrineau has organized major international concerts to promote music and peace, and is a well-known public speaker. She holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

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Consultant (preliminary research): The process of engaging a research consultant will be guided by the APEC guide for the engagement of contractors. We are seeking a competent consulting firm with knowledge about APEC and the mining industry to conduct preliminary research on three main topic areas: 

a) Women in the mining services industry

b) Barriers to women’s economic participation at the management and governance level

c) Women in indigenous communities 

This research will comprise of a literature review, comprehensive survey of various stakeholders, and compilation of case studies and best practices identified throughout this process. The consultant will produce a Preliminary Consultation Report that will guide the workshop sessions; will attend the workshop; and, lead the writing of the final report. The approximate engagement schedule will be January – July 2019.

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