EITI Global Conference Events

Oxfam is pleased to invite you to attend the following events, being held in Lima in conjunction with the EITI Global Conference program.

Please RSVP here.

1. Launch of Oxfam's Extractive Industries Strategic Plan (2016-2019).  

Monday, 22 February 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.   Domos de la Costa Verde (PWYP Global Assembly venue).

2. "Participation is power - How protecting citizens' voices will deliver real results in natural resource governance."  

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:30pm - 3:30pm.  Lima Convention Center (Comercio, San Borja 15021, Peru).

3. Extractive Industries and Social-environmental information: the role of EITI

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Lima Convention Center (Comercio, San Borja 15021, Peru).

4. "Who Has a Say?" - Community Consultation and Consent Trends in the Oil and Mining Sectors." 

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4pm - 6pm.  Ministry of Culture, Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 San Borja, Lima, Peru (adjacent to the Lima Convention Center).  

Please see below for additional details on these events. 

We look forward to seeing you in Lima.   


1. Launch of Oxfam's Extractive Industries Strategic Plan (2016-2019)    

Where?   Domos de la Costa Verde (PWYP Global Assembly venue)

When?  Monday, 22 February 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Oxfam is launching a new strategic plan to guide its global extractive industries program, which now supports work in 30 countries. The plan is a product of a year-long process of consultation, research and reflection. The plan will be presented and discussed by Oxfam staff and partners.  The launch presentation will be followed by a reception.

 

2. Participation is Power - How protecting citizens' voices will deliver real results in natural resource governance  

Where?  Lima Convention Center

When? Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The adoption of the Civil Society Protocol in January 2015 spelled out in more concrete terms how citizens - and in particular civil society activists' - effective participation should look like in an EITI context. A year after its enforcement, the potential of the Protocol, especially in countries where civic space is shrinking, remains widely untapped. Apart from a few rare cases (notably Azerbaijan), in which the Protocol came to use, it seems that its existence remains unknown to many local actors. What lessons can we draw from this past year of the Protocol's existence? How can we unlock its potential to widely protect civil society engagement in the EITI, particularly in difficult environments or remote areas? What other mechanisms exist and could function in combination with the Protocol to strengthen participation in the EITI context?   This panel will hear direct testimonies from activists facing challenges implementing EITI (and other transparency reforms) and create a space for frank and propositional discussion on how the EITI Civil Society Protocol could be strengthened to support greater civil society and citizen engagement based on the practical experience of 3+ countries that are at different stages of implementing the EITI Standard.  

This event is co-hosted by Propuesta Ciudadana, PWYP, Peru Support Group, and Oxfam.

  

3. Extractive Industries and Social-environmental information: the role of EITI

Where?  Lima Convention Center

When? Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative has gained an important presence in Latin America as a tool that can improve transparency. There are five countries in different phases of implementation in the region: Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. Mexico and the Dominican Republic are in the further stages of preparing their candidacy application, while Chile has signaled an interest in joining EITI. In these different processes, the potential use of the initiative as a tool to solicit information on the social and environmental elements of extractive activity is being increasingly discussed. In this context, and given 12 countries across the globe have committed to publishing social-environmental data in their EITI reports, it is important to have a debate within EITI about the role that the Standard could play to promote the publication of social-environmental data and fully deliver on its mandate. Simultaneous translation between Spanish and English will be provided.

Co-hosted by RLIE, FUNDAR, Propuesta Ciudadana, DAR, GFLAC, NRGI, Open Government Partnership, Mesa de Sociedad Civil para la Transparencia en las Industrias Extractivas, PWYP and Oxfam, this event will feature representatives from government and civil society to reflect on the role of EITI as a mechanism to strengthen transparency and accountability on social-environmental data related to extractive activity in Latin America and other regions.

  

4. Who Has a Say?  Community Consultation and Consent Trends in the Oil and Mining Sectors

Where?  Ministry of Culture, Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 San Borja, Lima, Peru (adjacent to the Lima Convention Center)

When? Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4pm - 6pm

This event will allow for information sharing and dialogue among national and international stakeholders on the latest global and regional trends relating to community consultation and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for oil, gas, and mining projects. Representatives of the Peruvian government, an indigenous federation, and the private sector will comment on two new research reports which will be presented by Oxfam and the Due Process of Law Foundation. Oxfam's Community Consent Index 2015 examines publicly available corporate commitments regarding community rights and community engagement, with particular attention to FPIC. The Right to Consultation and FPIC in Latin America evaluates the implementation of the right to consultation and FPIC in six Latin American countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Peru. The panel will also discuss the application of the right to consultation for indigenous peoples in Peru.

This event is co-hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and Oxfam.

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