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Advancing a feminist approach to natural resources

Global Affairs Canada works globally so women, girls and marginalized groups can take part in decision making on how natural resources are managed.

We advocate for a sustainable approach to natural resource governance to address both current and future needs.

We support developing countries in strengthening institutions, laws and policies to manage natural resources in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way.

We promote the human rights of women, girls and marginalized groups by improving their:

Canada is also working to improve protections for human rights defenders.

Advancing international standards and guidelines

Canada is also working on international standards and platforms to advocate for best practices in natural resource governance. Examples follow.

Projects around the globe

Global Affairs Canada funds international development projects related to natural resource governance around the world. Examples follow.

Regional projects

West Africa Governance and Economic Sustainability in Extractive Areas

Building Responsible Mineral Supply Chains for Development in Africa

Gender Equality in Artisanal Mining


Supporting the Ministry of Mines to Strengthen Governance and Management of the Mining Sector


Equitable Prosperity through Private Sector Development in Kenya


Strengthening Small Business Value Chains


Building Extractive Sector Governance


Improving Environmental Management of Mining and Energy Activities in Peru


Sustainable Development of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Indonesia


Enhancing Resource Management Through Institutional Transformation in Mongolia

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