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January 24 & 25 2018 – Environmental Monitoring,Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to shape decision making?

This webinar will compliment Environmental Monitoring Part 1: The fundamentals and access to information. In Part II, we feature the work of community based environmental monitoring committees. This webinar is part of the Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector NBSAP Forum Webinar Series & GOXI Learning Series 2017-2018. We will explore whether the committees can empower citizens to shape decision-making and prevent conflict. Cases from Peru and Mongolia will be used for discussion and sharing of experiences. The webinars will be held in English and Spanish. 

Speakers:

Graciela Tapia (Lawyer, Mediator, Process Design Expert, Consultant to UNDP Argentina)

Lawyer and mediator with 20 years of experience as global trainer and senior international expert in dialogue, mediation and conflict transformation with focus on social environmental issues, indigenous communities and post conflict settings. Currently working at UNDP Argentina providing technical assistance to both Secretaries of Environment and Mining, and designing participatory processes within the framework of the SDGs.

Graciela Tapia (Lawyer, Mediator, Process Design Expert, Consultant to UNDP Argentina)

Lawyer and mediator with 20 years of experience as global trainer and senior international expert in dialogue, mediation and conflict transformation with focus on social environmental issues, indigenous communities and post conflict settings. Currently working at UNDP Argentina providing technical assistance to both Secretaries of Environment and Mining, and designing participatory processes within the framework of the SDGs.

Alexandra Gil (Project Support Officer for Extractive Industries, Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP)

Alexandra Gil is project officer for extractive industries in UNDPs Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama. She provides support and coordinates the research activity on community based participatory environmental monitoring committees in the region within the project “Strengthening Environmental Governance for Sustainable Natural Resource Management”.

Flaviano Biancini (Source International)

Mr Bianchini is an environmentalist and human right activist. He has more than ten years of experience in developing and implementing community-based monitoring systems of extractive industries all over the world. He is the founder and the director of Source International, an international NGOs that was awarded with The Tech Award for the use of technology to benefit humanity.

Bolormaa Purevjav: Chair, Stakeholder’s Engagement for Sustainable Development (SESD) Mongolia.

Bolormaa has over 15 years of experience in leading development projects and programs in broad economic and social development topics. She has also worked in stakeholders’ engagement in extractive industries and community development. She facilitated a process of local multi-stakeholders’ council’s establishment and development of environmental management plans to balance economic growth and environmental protection to produce positive social outcomes.

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