West Africa Governance & Economic Sustainability in Extractive Areas (WAGES)

The WAGES project aims to break the vicious circle in which local communities, especially women and youth, are excluded from the benefits of mining investments. Through WAGES, World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Center for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), work in three regions of Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea impacted by extractive industries. The project works to empower local communities, and specifically integrate women and youth, to participate fully in local governance, economic opportunities and the sustainable development of these areas. The project collaborates with local and national governments, select mining companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and civil society organizations to attain those objectives. Global Affairs Canada funds the implementation of WAGES from 2016 until 2022.

WAGES Ghana Documentary

WAGES Podcast Episode 6

WAGES Podcast Episode 5

WAGES Project in Guinea: How did the community influence the mineral funds disbursement?

Strategic Planning Process of WIM Ghana: An In-Depth Review

WAGES Podcast, Episode 4 – Building Sustainable Businesses: A Look at how Green Economies Produce Revenues in Extractives Areas

The WAGES Podcast, Episode 3 – COVID-19 Pandemic Impact and Coping Measures: The Case of NBSSI-Led Interventions in Extractive Areas in Ghana

The WAGES Podcast, Episode 2: The Hidden Wealth in Waste – How Ghanaian youth are transforming waste into green businesses

The WAGES Podcast, Episode 1: COVID-19 pandemic impact and coping measures – the case of women-led businesses in extractive areas in Ghana

Mining Social License and the Community Benefits Agreements Approach: What Prospects for Ghana?

National Conference on Minerals Development Fund

They Are Chasing Our Produce Now

Roses After the Drought

From Grass to Grace

On the Path of Greatness

My Transformation

From Average to #1

Identification of best practices and mechanisms in the field of entrepreneurship development and access to finance in the context of Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality and Wassa East District of the Western Region of Ghana

Economic Growth Opportunities in Agribusiness: An Overview of the Cassava, Rice and Oil Palm Sectors in the Wassa East and Prestea-Huni Valley Districts of the Western Region of Ghana

Local Economic Development and Growth Strategy

Initiatives and Research Centres

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