Artisanal Mining and Property Rights Annual Progress Report for Gender Livelihoods: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021

Throughout Y3, the Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project, with the support of subcontractor Association des Femmes pour la Promotion de l’Entreprenariat (Association of Women for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship, AFPE) continued support to women in the mining sector. To guarantee a commitment to gender equity for the various stakeholders, the activities implemented were developed on the basis of AMPR’s Gender Action Plan (GAP) prepared in 2019. The GAP’s objective ensured that women and men have the opportunities to participate and benefit equally from AMPR’s activities. This activity is guided by a theory of change centered on the premise that the diamond economy creates the demand for agricultural commodities and processed foods primarily needed by the large labor force mining diamonds and gold. Women are the foundation of the agricultural and food processing economy. Technical assistance should thus be provided to women agricultural producers to enable them to better capture market opportunities generated by the local artisanal mining economy, one of the few export-oriented economies in the southwest of the Central African Republic (CAR).
This report covers the gender-related activities carried out under the DPAM project from October 2020 through August 2021.