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"Empowering Women, Safeguarding Children, Transforming Mining, Shaping the Future."

WIM-Africa Vision 

The vision of WIM-Africa is to cultivate a mining sector in Africa where women are empowered, respected, and integral participants, contributing to sustainable development and equitable prosperity across the continent, while also ensuring the removal of children from hazardous mine sites, safeguarding their rights and well-being.

WIM-Africa Mission 

The mission of WIM-Africa is to advocate for the rights and interests of artisanal women miners and to remove children from mining sites across Africa, promoting gender equality, social justice, and sustainable development within the mining sector. Through empowerment programs, advocacy efforts, collaborative partnerships, education, and awareness initiatives, WIM-Africa aims to create an inclusive and empowering environment where artisanal women miners can thrive while ensuring the removal of children from hazardous mining sites. By providing artisanal women miners with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources, WIM-Africa seeks to empower them to shape their own destinies and contribute to the prosperity of their communities and nations, fostering a mining industry that is inclusive, equitable, and sustainable in Africa.

Women in Mining Scholarships

Exciting Scholarship Opportunities Await You!

Explore Scloarships Accross African Universities

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Discover a plethora of scholarship opportunities tailored for women pursuing careers in the mining industry across various African universities. These scholarships aim to empower and support women in accessing quality education and building successful careers in mining-related fields. From undergraduate to postgraduate programs, explore the diverse range of funding options available to women passionate about making an impact in the mining sector. Take the first step towards your academic and professional goals by exploring these exciting scholarship opportunities today.

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About WIM-Africa

Women in Mining Africa (WIM-Africa) is a Pan-African organization committed to enhancing the arduous working conditions experienced by women artisanal miners in rural African communities.


Through our advocacy programs and projects, we aim to champion gender equity and social justice within the mining sector.


Our mission is to empower African women by facilitating and advocating for their involvement in the solid minerals industry across the continent, while also prioritizing the safeguarding of children.


By doing so, we seek to drive sustainable economic growth and foster community development.

"Empowering Women, Safeguarding Children, Transforming Mining, Shaping the Future."

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Women in Mining Scholarships

Exciting Scholarship Opportunities Await You!

GREAT Britain Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships offer students from 15 countries the opportunity to have £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a wide range of one-year taught postgraduate courses.

Epiroc Women in Mining Scholarship

Open to women in their final year studying technology-centred studies, the Epiroc Women in Mining (EWIM) Scholarship helps scholars find their pathway within the mining industry, facilitate vital connections and advocates for women in STEM.

International Women in Mining (IWiM) Scholarships

Scholarships will be offered to women working in, with and around the mining sector, primarily in emerging markets or among disadvantaged groups, who do not have an industry sponsor and are unable to self-fund their participation in IWRMP.


Applicants from emerging markets who work for large mining companies and consultancies or engineering firms can’t apply for scholarship and need to be sponsored by their employer.

IWiM’s Scholarship Committee apply a rigorous selection process and criteria including candidates’ leadership potential.

Mining and Geoscience Scholarships; Explore Mining-Related Scholarship Opportunities in Ontario

Are you ready to take your mining career to the next level? Discover incredible scholarship opportunities offered by the Ontario Mining Association (OMA).


These scholarships are tailor-made for individuals passionate about mining and geoscience, providing invaluable support to fuel your academic journey.

Welcome to WIM-Africa

A news Release by the Founding Executive Director

Women in Mining Africa (WIiM-Africa) Launches Groundbreaking Effort to Empower Women and Remove Children from Mines

Women in Mining Africa (WiM-Africa) is proud to announce the launch of its latest initiative aimed at empowering women miners across the African continent and removing children from hazardous mining environments. With a mission to improve the working conditions and livelihood opportunities for women engaged in mining activities, WIM-Africa is spearheading efforts to bring about positive change in the mining sector.

In a bid to address the challenges faced by women and children in the mining industry, WIM-Africa has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to provide support, resources, and advocacy. Through collaborative partnerships, capacity-building programs, and community engagement, WiM-Africa is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable mining sector that benefits women, children, and their communities.

"Women play a vital role in the mining industry, yet they often face significant barriers and inequalities," said Dr. Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji, Executive Director of WiM-Africa. "Our goal is to empower women miners by providing them with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive in their work, while also ensuring the removal of children from hazardous mining sites. We believe that by investing in women and safeguarding children, we can create positive change that benefits entire communities."

The launch of this initiative comes at a critical time when the mining industry is undergoing rapid transformation. By focusing on women miners and the removal of children from mines, WIM-Africa aims to address key issues such as gender inequality, child labour, and unsafe working conditions, ultimately working towards a more inclusive and sustainable mining sector.

As part of its efforts, WIM-Africa will be partnering with local organizations, government agencies, and industry stakeholders to implement a range of programs and initiatives designed to support women miners and remove children from hazardous mining sites. These initiatives will include skills development training, access to finance and resources, advocacy campaigns, and community-based projects.

"We are excited to launch this initiative and to work alongside our partners to empower women miners across Africa and remove children from hazardous mining environments," said Dr. Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji. "By coming together and taking action, we can create a brighter future for women and children in the mining sector and drive positive change in the industry as a whole."

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