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Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice


Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice

Welcome to the GOXI Community of Practice for Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention in the Extractive Sector

Who are we?

Our group brings together members from across sectors around the world working on environmental governance for sustainable natural resource management, and members dedicated to preventing and resolving disputes and conflicts in the extractive sector.

What is our objective?

One goal is to ensure that natural resource wealth from the extractive industries is used to improve people’s lives and enhance development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. We want to provide a network and space for ideas from a global community of practitioners working on similar issues that contributes to this.

What is our focus?

The group is designed to share knowledge, experiences, raise awareness and improve skills and practice for improving environmental governance of the sector and for preventing and resolving socio-environmental conflict in the extractive sector- We want to understand how to better prevent adverse social, human rights and environmental impacts and explore ways to sustain these approaches as part of public institutions. 

We encourage discussions, questions, and country examples that address the challenges and solutions for preventing socio-environmental conflict and improving governance of extractives. We welcome your input on topics or initiatives you would like to take forward.

How do you become a member?

We would now like to invite you to the group and contribute to the discussions by following these easy steps:

  1. If you are not already a member of GOXI, go to the Goxi website and sign up to become a member. 
  2. Once you are a Goxi member you can join our Community of Practice for Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention in the Extractive Sector here.


Please refer to the FAQ Page for more information on how to contribute and how to start discussions on this Community's space.

Further assistance

Should you need any further assistance in signing up send an email to our community facilitators:

Norma Garza: Ngarza@worldbank.org

Jasmin Blessing: blessingjasmin@hotmail.com

Location: Global
Members: 120
Latest Activity: yesterday

Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in Extractives

If you need any more information about this initiative or need assistance signing up to our Community of Practice just email us. 


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Comment by Jasmin Blessing on March 29, 2018 at 10:18

Dear EGCP members,

Please find below the link to the NBSAP webinar series on human rights, environment and biodiversity.

The first webinar will take place today Thursday 29th March from 9-11AM EDT. Please join if of interest!


Info on Goxi: http://goxi.org/profiles/blogs/a-three-part-webinar-series-on-human...


Info on NBSAP website: https://mailchi.mp/nbsapforum/hhrr_biodiversity2




Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Moderator

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on March 22, 2018 at 19:38

Dear members,

We thought that this webinar might be of interest to you.

The Land Portal Foundation, the Cadasta Foundation, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Thematic Network on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources will co-host an interactive webinar to highlight the critical links between securing women’s land rights and promoting sustainable development.

The webinar will take place on Friday April 20, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT / 2:30 – 4pm GMT.

You can register before April 17th.

More info on Goxi: http://goxi.org/profiles/blogs/webinar-her-land-her-story-strengthe...



Comment by Jasmin Blessing on March 6, 2018 at 0:11

Dear EGCP members,

Sharing some news that might be of interest.

UN expert John Knox called today for global recognition of the right to safe and healthy environment He presented the Framework Principles to the UN Human Rights Council today.

The Principles set out the basic obligations of States under human rights law as they relate to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

Find more info on Goxi and access the Framework Principles here.


Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Facilitator

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on March 5, 2018 at 17:43

Dear members,

We are pleased to share our latest knowledge product “Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to shape decision-making?”

All other information related to our Goxi Learning series such as interviews, blogs, recordings and the other knowledge products you can find here.

Any feedback or comments are as always very welcome.


Jasmin Blessing

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on March 5, 2018 at 16:49

Dear EGCP members,

UNDP just opened a new call for Spanish speaking experts in the field of Extractive Industries to work in the Latin America and Caribbean region, specifically in the following subcategories:

  • Governance
  • Transparency
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Prevention and postconflict recovery
  • Dialogue
  • Policy formulation

Experts would be part of the ExpressRoster of UNDP. All the information is published in the following link: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=77471. We kindly ask you to help us spread the word, deadline for applications is the 2nd of April.



Comment by Jasmin Blessing on February 23, 2018 at 15:53

Dear EGCP members,

Check out our latest interview with Diego Armando Ramírez and Nadya Aranguren about the role of the Colombian government in preventing or enabling conflict in the extractive sector.


Let us know any comments!


Jasmin Blessing

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on February 22, 2018 at 16:06

Dear members,

Our Spanish webinar about The Role of Government in Preventing the Escalation of Conflict in Mining, Oil and Gas is about to start.

Join us now:


Nuestro seminario web en español sobre El papel del gobierno en la prevención del escalamiento de conflictos en el sector minero, petrolero y gas está a punto de comenzar.

Conectate: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4966057904544197378

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on February 21, 2018 at 16:12

Dear members,

Our webinar on The Role of Government in Preventing the Escalation of Conflict in Mining, Oil and Gas  has just started. Join us now:


Comment by Jasmin Blessing on February 16, 2018 at 17:43

Dear EGCP members,

Colombian and Swedish experts and officials from national and regional entities of the mining and environmental sectors came together in Bogota on 30 November and 01 December 2017 to discuss ways to improve the governance of the mining sector so that it can contribute to sustainable development.

Participants exchanged experiences from the Swedish and Colombian contexts on how to protect biodiversity, ecosystem services and human rights in mining governance, and came up with a number of forward looking recommendations for preventing environmental degradation and linked social consequences.

Check out the full workshop report and workshop summary.

The workshop was organized in collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) as part of their joint Global Program on Environmental Governance for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (EGP).         




Jasmin Blessing

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on February 16, 2018 at 17:15

Dear EGCP members,

Our two NBSAP Forum & GOXI  webinars - Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to shape decision-making? brought together almost 100 people from around the world.

Discussions during our webinars were rich, but our time was too short to address all of your questions. To fill the gap, we have summarized the responses to your additional questions below, provided by our expert presenters. Many thanks to Bolormaa, Flaviano and Gachi!

Check out our new blog with the responses:


We hope to see you in our next webinars  “The Role of Government in Preventing or Enabling Conflict in Mining, Oil and Gas”that will take place 21 February 9 EST (English) 22 February (9 EST)

Kind regards,

Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Facilitator



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