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Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice

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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.

Questions?

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: 130
Latest Activity: Jun 12

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 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:

https://global.gotowebinar.com/join/4362377642383339522/217069889

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).         

 

Best,

 

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:

http://goxi.org/profiles/blogs/environmental-monitoring-part-ii-can...

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

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on January 24, 2018 at 16:05

Dear members,

Here is the live link to the Goxi webinar on participatory environmental monitoring committees  that is starting now.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4362377642383339522

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on January 24, 2018 at 15:18

Dear members,

Just a reminder that our webinar Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to shape decision making? is starting in 45 minutes. (9:00 – 10:45am EST)

If you have not already registered you can register here

We look forward to seeing you in the webinar!

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on January 16, 2018 at 16:55

Dear EGCP members,

Check out the latest material related to our past and upcoming webinars of our Goxi Learning Series. This includes interviews with our key experts, blogs and our latest knowledge products related to our thematic months.

We look forward to seeing you in our first webinar of this year Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Environmental monitoring committees that will take place 24 and 25 January.

You can find more information about the webinar here.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Community Facilitator

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on January 10, 2018 at 10:53

Dear members,

We hope you enjoyed the Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector NBSAP Forum Webinar Series and GOXI Learning Series in 2017.

If you missed any of the action, catch the links to webinar recordings and  presentations in English and Spanish, below.  

ENGLISH 

SPANISH

Pre-registration is now open for our 2018 webinars in the series. Our next webinar about Environmental Monitoring II will take place 24 & 25 January. More information here.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on December 26, 2017 at 22:06

Dear members,

We are also sharing our second knowledge product related to our October thematic month “Management of Mining Waste and Design for Closure. “

We hope that this type of documents will be useful for your work and would love to hear your feedback. Please let us know any comments or suggestions.

Thank you!

Best,

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Comment by Environmental Governance COP on December 26, 2017 at 21:49

Dear members,

We are happy to share our first knowledge product related to our September thematic month “Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Human Rights into the Mining Sector. “

We are producing these knowledge products for each thematic month and webinar during our Goxi Learning series. We hope that these types of documents will be useful for your work and would love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions please send them to Sanna and me. (blessingjasmin@hotmail.com)

Wishing you all happy holidays and a good start to the new year.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

Knowledge%20Product%20-%20Biodiversity%20and%20HR-%20December%2017.pdf

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on December 12, 2017 at 23:16

Dear members,

This is a reminder for the webinar on Meaningful Stakeholder Involvement in Decision-making Processes, tomorrow December 13th at 9:00 am EST.

For registration, please click here.  For more information click here.

Please also check out our latest interview with FLAVIANO BIANCHINI ON ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

Flaviano is the founder and director of SOURCE International and an Ashoka fellow. His studies on the extractive industries’ impact on environment and health have led to changes in the mining law in Honduras, the adoption of precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in Guatemala and the adoption of laws on the welfare for the city of Cerro de Pasco in Peru. Flaviano was one of the guest speakers in our Dec. 4th GOXI Learning Series Webinar

See you in the webinar tomorrow!

Best,

Jasmin

 
 
 

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