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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: 135
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2018

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. 


Discussion Forum

New members, introduce yourselves here!

Started by Environmental Governance COP. Last reply by Jasmin Blessing Jun 12, 2018. 81 Replies

Oil, Mining and Gas Events 2018 for Goxi

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Started by Andres Recalde Mar 1, 2018. 0 Replies

Goxi Learning Series Webinars in 2017-2018

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Comment by Jasmin Blessing on April 11, 2018 at 18:45

Dear EGCP,

We are pleased to share our latest interview with Nandia Batsaikhan, a Mongolian-based facilitator and mediator who has worked on Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) cases in Mongolia since 2013.

In this interview Nandia shares her experience how Mongolian herders reached a historic agreement to address grievances with with the operators of one of the world’s largest copper mines, Oyu Tolgoi.


We look forward to your comments and feedback.


Jasmin Blessing

EGCP Facilitator

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on April 11, 2018 at 14:49

Dear EGCP,

This is a reminder that our last webinar on our current series on Environmental Governance in the Extractive Sector start in 15 minutes. (April 11 at 9am EDT English and 1pm EDT Spanish) 

Today's webinar is entitled “Using Social and Environmental Safeguards and Grievance Mechanisms as Tools to Prevent Harm in the Extractive Sector.

SIgn up here.


See you there!



Comment by Jasmin Blessing on April 5, 2018 at 20:16

Dear EGCP members,

We thought that the below job vacancy might be of interest for you.



Jasmin Blessing

Goxi Moderator

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



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