The latest edition of the Gender and Mining Encyclopedia recognizes Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies (IAS) as one of the eight “Gender and ASM” institutions globally working on gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

Produced by the German bilateral donor GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Women’s Rights and Mining, this encyclopedia lists some of the key actors, initiatives and programs in the field of gender and mining. It aims to provide a tool for practitioners in the field.

IAS was recognized for its ongoing research co-led by Professors Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford concerning gender and ASM in sub-Saharan Africa involving Carleton, other Canadian and African researcher and partners. IAS is one of four Canadian organizations listed in this year’s encyclopedia, including Ottawa-based non-governmental organization IMPACT.

It was launched at the recently concluded 13th OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains held in Paris from 23-26 April 2019.