Women in Mining in Nigeria (WIMIN) is a Business membership and non-profit organisation. It was established as the leading change agent to promote gender equality and equity by advocating for best international practices hinged on accountability, sustainability, good governance and transparency for all.
We have an expansive network which includes international Women in Mining, Africa Women in Mining and West Africa Women in Mining. Our membership comprises passionate men and women who actively support the mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions. Currently, WIMIN has over 3,000 members across 23 states of the country.
Apata Gems gifted a beautiful leather bound album showcasing all the precious gemstones found in Nigeria to WIMIN (Lagos Chapter)
WIMIN`s is guided by the following values.
Our initiatives and engagement are driven by our commitment to women in mining (labourers, professionals, operators, activists, he4she) and fueled by our core values of respect, inclusivity, integrity, collaboration, accountability and effectiveness.
Nigeria is endowed with varieties of precious and semi-precious stones having the potential to generate huge foreign exchange earnings for the country. Regrettably, these minerals are often touted in the international market as being sourced from other counties. Majority of gemstones mined in Nigeria are exported without value addition. The value variance between uncut and cut gemstones is very high, while the value increases even more significantly when these minerals are set in jewellery.
Among the most popular gemstones in Nigeria are Sapphire, Aquamarine, Beryl, Emerald, Tourmaline, Phenakite Ruby, Garnet, Topaz, Amethyst, Moonstone, Onyx, Opal, Citrine and Zicron which are located across the six (6) geo-political zones of the country.
Our Strategic Objectives
1. To advocate and campaign for appropriate policies and laws that enhance gender mainstreaming and protect the rights of womenand their children in the mining industry communities.
2. To strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian Women in Mining on the International best practices required in the mining value chain.
3. To create funding opportunities and networks for Women in Nigeria to enable them carryout sustainable mining practices through collaboration with other CSOs and NGOs
4. To strengthen local networks and connect to skills and upscale skills to tap into the value chainpotentials in the industry
5. Advocate for fiscal policies that are people friendly to promote inclusion of host communities for economic participationand growth.
6. To promote a unified voice, lead the national change, and increase support to women in mining in Nigeria
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