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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: 132
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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Goxi Learning Series Webinars in 2017-2018

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Comment by Jasmin Blessing on May 4, 2017 at 16:52

Dear all,

Please check out our new blog post about the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) in Kenya to assess the quality of environmental administration and governance in the mining sector.

Any comments are welcome!


Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on May 3, 2017 at 4:39

Dear members,

I am sharing an interesting recent report from IFC and ICMM on mining and water in Mongolia.

You can also find this report in the country resources section.


Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on April 27, 2017 at 21:27

Dear members,

I am sharing an interesting report SECTOR WIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS-MINING UNSEEN in Colombia by the Regional Center for Responsible Businesses and Entrepreneurship.

The Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Mining is a proactive approach, from a human rights perspective, to the mechanisms that can make gold, coal and construction materials mining activities sustainable in Colombia.

The report has also been uploaded to our country resources.

Check out the report and let us know if you have any comments!


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator 

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on April 26, 2017 at 16:15

Dear members,

Apologies, here comes a small correction to the previous message.

We are excited to let you know that at the end of May we will be launching a set of webinars in five key focus areas relevant to our group.


The planned webinars will focus on five thematic areas.

  • Human rights based environmental public administration- why and how?
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Inclusive participation in the management and decision making process related to environmental impacts of mining
  • Management of mining waste and design for closure
  • Environmental monitoring and access to information

We will be in touch about the exact dates for the webinars shortly.  We will also be initiating discussions around the webinars before and after each webinar. We hope to see you in the webinars and we look forward to be actively engaging in discussions with you around these topics.



Comment by Environmental Governance COP on April 24, 2017 at 23:36


El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo en Colombia acepta propuestas para llevar a cabo una evaluación piloto de la inclusión de los principios del estado de derecho en el licenciamiento ambiental del proyecto de minería de oro Gramalote, municipio de San Roque, Antioquia.

Fecha limite para hacer ofertas es  el 04 de mayo de 2017 a las 16:00 horas.

Por mas informacion sobre esta consultoria por favor accedan a este link.

Todos los miembros o empresas interesados y calificados, favor aplicar o si conocen a alguien que podría estar interesado/a , por favor, diseminar. Gracias.


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Colombia is currently accepting proposals to carry out a pilot evaluation for the inclusion of rule of law principles in the environmental licensing of the Gramalote gold mining project, municipality of San Roque, Antioquia.

Deadline to make offers is May 4th 2017 at 4 PM.

For more information on Consultancy Details (in Spanish) please access this link.

All members or firms interested and qualified, please apply or if you know someone who might be, please forward it along to them. Thank you!

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on February 22, 2017 at 0:00

Dear EGMS members, 

Please check out the Mozambique Workshop Report on the Workshop and Learning Activities Page. Participants can also contribute their feedback and thoughts on the discussion thread here. We look forward to the discussions!


The Environmental Governance Programme team

Comment by Tiffany Challe on January 19, 2017 at 0:14

Happy New Year my dear EGMS members,

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to tackle a new year. Please take a look at the discussions we have going on at the moment in the discussion forum and you are of course encouraged to participate. Also, please introduce yourselves here if you haven't already. 

All the best, 


Comment by Environmental Governance COP on December 23, 2016 at 19:41

Dear members, 

Please read this blog post about the Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability seminar in Stockholm, Sweden by Sida in collaboration with SEPA and the UNDP. You will be able to read the highlights of the seminar as well as access the links to the recording of the event. 

Comment by Tiffany Challe on December 13, 2016 at 1:09

Dear members, 

Please read this blog post about the Study visit to a mine in Garpenberg, Sweden over a week ago. Special thanks to Josimar Biosse for contributing to this blog post as he attended this field trip. His insights were extremely valuable. If anyone else has contributions, please share them as a reply to this blog post. Thank you!

Comment by Environmental Governance COP on December 8, 2016 at 12:53

Call for papers on the intersectionality of gender and the extractive industries here! Deadline to submit is on December 15, 2016. 



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