Peace Talks 2: Nature’s bounty? Transforming the impact of extractive industries on local communities

Thursday 1st November at 18.30 at The Commonwealth Club, London Natural resource exploitation is economically important for many countries but it can also be the cause of intense conflict between the operating companies and local communities. Join us for a cross-continental debate on experience and lessons learned from dealing with these socio-environmental conflicts in South America and Africa, together with:

  • Kevin Hunt, International Security Advisor, Statoil
  • Dr Camilo Gonzalez, President of the Colombian Institute for Development and Peace, INDEPAZ
  • Joseph Hurst Croft, Executive Director of Stakeholder Democracy Network
  • Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert

Also, we are honoured to welcome Miriam Villegas, Director of the Colombian Institute for Rural Development – INCODER (Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural) and the Colombian Ambassador to the UK Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera to share their views on this subject during the Q&A. The panel will take the form of free-flowing discussion – no lectures, plenty of participation. The event is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception. RSVP by 31st October: