Geographies of conflict


Oxfam and Clark University's Graduate School of Geography invite you to the launch of a new report entitled Geographies of Conflict: Mapping Overlaps between Extractive Industries and Agricultural Land Uses in Ghana and Peru

Thursday March 27th, 2014
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Ghana and Peru have experienced dramatic growth in their mining and hydrocarbons sectors in recent years. Both countries have also witnessed at times conflictive relationships between local communities and extractive operations. These conflicts are often rooted in small-scale farmers' concerns about negative impacts on land and water.  Addressing the causes of these conflicts is critical for ensuring more beneficial outcomes from extractive industries investments.

The report uses mapping technology to depict areas where land claimed by oil and mining concessions overlaps with agriculturally productive areas in both countries. By providing this information, the report is intended to promote constructive public debate and policy-making that can help reduce social conflict over land use.

Clark University researchers will present the findings of the report, followed by a panel discussion.


  • John Rogan, Associate Professor of Geography, Clark University, US
  • Nick Cuba, Graduate Student, Clark University, US
  • Ana Leyva, Attorney at Federación Ecuménica para el Desarrollo y la Paz, Peru
  • Solomon Ampofo, Extractive Industries Program Officer, Friends of the Nation, Ghana
  • Michael Jarvis, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank Institute, US
  • Keith Slack, Global Program Manager, Extractive Industries, Oxfam America, US

To confirm your participation in this event please RSVP to Noémie Hailu [email protected] - by March 24 at the latest.  Light refreshments will be provided. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+