WUSC Mining Laws and Standards Sensitization Toolkit (Pictorial Edition)
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- Global Affairs Canada
- WUSC - CECI
- CECI (Centre for Intenationalonal Studies and Cooperation)
- Olivia Nasewicz ([email protected])
- Local Governance
The Ghana Mining Laws Toolkit has been prepared with the support of the West Africa Governance and Economic Sustainability in Extractive Areas (WAGES) initiative. Jointly implemented by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea, the project works in partnership with communities, local government, mining companies, and other stakeholders to enable communities, particularly women and youth, to maximize the socio-economic benefits from extractive resource investment in West Africa.
The project’s principal areas of focus include local governance, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and regional knowledge-sharing on development best practices in mining areas. The expected results of the project include: increased employment opportunities for community members, especially youth and women; ii) strengthened capacity of sub-national governments and local institutions to leverage opportunities arising from natural resource development, especially the extractives sector; and iii) increased informed dialogue on local economic growth and governance strategies in regions with natural resource development activities, within the three target countries and across West Africa. This six-year project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).