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The Tanzanian women aiming to clean up African mining

The Tanzanian women aiming to clean up African mining

MARY Otieno is expecting a gentle evening draft to bring some relief from the heat that lingers in the air as dusk settles over the sprawling city of Dubai. The chairperson of Women in Mining Operations (Wemo) may live in Africa but contrary to many people's expectations, that does nothing to prepare one for the heat of the Middle East. Otieno has come to Dubai to ensure that her organisation can influence the role of women, and mining, in what she hopes will be a greener, more equitable future for Africa. “Our journey began with the recognition that women’s roles…
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