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Trident Energy Launches Gender Equality Program with Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons

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  • The program aims to develop women’s empowerment and family health in Equatorial Guinea, with a $12.5 million budget.
  • Through the program, Trident Energy and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons will support mothers2mothers, an Africa non-for-profit organization that develops programs to deliver benefits in women’s empowerment and improve the health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents.
  • The signature of the agreement took place during the 5thGas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

In 2017, Trident Energy acquired half of Hess Corporation’s interests in the oil-producing Ceiba and Okume fields (Block G) and signed agreements in three new exploration licenses for offshore blocks W, S and EG-21 as well. Trident Energy is the operator of the Ceiba and Okume fields. Trident Energy recently announced the acquisition of some Petrobras assets (Pampo / Enchova) in the Campos Basin in Brazil.
Trident Energy aims to be a trusted partner, good corporate citizen and catalyst to contribute to positive change in the society in which it operates. While governments have the principal responsibility for ensuring citizens benefit from oil and gas development, Trident Energy recognizes that it also has a role to play. The company seeks to collaborate with host governments and contribute to national development, as well as engage local communities in a manner that creates economic and social opportunity and respects human rights.
Trident Energy is proud to commit to a five-year program together with Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality to support mothers2mothers (m2m) to develop a program that delivers benefits for women’s empowerment and family health in Equatorial Guinea. Trident Energy will contribute to the funding of this social program with an amount of $6.25 million together with the government of Equatorial Guinea through the MMH, for a global budget of $12.5 million.
m2m is an African non-profit that unlocks the power of women to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents. Through its peer-based model, m2m employs and trains local women as frontline healthcare workers across eight African nations. These ‘Mentor Mothers’ work both in health facilities and communities to deliver services, support and education to women and families on a range of critical health issues, including reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, HIV/AIDS, early childhood development and adolescent health.
Since m2m was founded in 2001, it has created over 10,000 jobs for women, providing them with professional expertise, leadership skills, educational opportunities and earning power to help support their families and communities. These women have reached more than 11 million women and children under two years old. m2m has achieved virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV for enrolled clients for the last five years in a row, and in 2017, 97% of children in m2m’s early childhood development program achieved all of their developmental milestones at their first birthday. For more information visit

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