Webinar June 14: Using the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to Disclose Social and Environmental Information Related to Extractive Activities

The Openness in Natural Resources Working Group invites you to join the Webinar on Using Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to Disclose Social and Environmental Information Related to Extractive Activities on June 14, 2017, 11 AM - 12 PM Eastern Standard Time. Please find attached flyer for more information and RSVP HERE

Background The disclosure of socio-environmental information regarding oil, gas and mining activities is key to inform the public debate and decision-making on sectoral policies. The demand for such disclosures is increasingly strong in different regions of the world, especially in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Several countries of these regions are involved in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and many civil society groups are advocating for the inclusion of a specific commitment related to socio-environmental information in the EITI standard. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) also offers an opportunity for governments and civil society to mitigate negative impacts associated with the establishment and operation of oil, gas, and mining projects by making commitments on the proactive disclosure of social and environmental information related to the extractive industry.

The webinar aims at stakeholders, including representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector, who work on, or are interested in, transparency around socio-environmental information related to the oil, gas and mining sector. It will include a discussion on current trends, opportunities, and challenges regarding socio-environmental transparency and whether/how EITI can be a tool to disclose such information. The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with audience members.

Speakers Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay International Elisa joined Publish What You Pay as its Executive Director in February 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She witnessed the too often devastating impacts of large-scale resource exploitation on people and nature when living alongside indigenous communities in the arctic for five years. Her interest in and passion for equitable and sustainable resource use stems from that experience.

Cielo Magno, Bantay Kita Philippines and Civil Society Representative to the EITI International Board. Dr. Cielo Magno is an Assistant Professor in the University of the Philippines’ School of Economics. She is a member of the Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) Multi-stakeholder group and the international board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). She sits as member of the board in a number of organizations including Bantay-Kita, the Publish What You Pay Coalition in the Philippines.

Ana Carolina González, Civil Society Representative to the EITI International Board Ana was member of the National Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Committee in Colombia from 2013 until 2017 and is currently member of the international board of this initiative. With 13 years of experience in research and leading projects on the fields of transparency, citizen participation and extractive industry. She currently works at the Ford Foundation Andean region office.

Aroa de la Fuente, Researcher of Fundar Center for Analysis and Research; Coordinator of Latin American Network on Extractive Industries (RLIE). Aroa has worked in Mexico as a researcher for Fundar, Center of Analysis and Research since 2009. As part of her responsibilities she actively engaged in the civil society group to get the Mexican government to adopt EITI and to include commitments to disclose social, environmental and climate information. She is the current coordinator of the Latin American Network on Extractive Industries (RLIE) and its representative at the Global Council of PWYP.

Webinar Details Hosted by the OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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