Opportunity: a webinar on "Social Accountability in Extractive Industries" (Jun 30, 2015)
On 30 June 2015, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability will host a webinar to discuss social accountability in the extractive industries. Extractive industries projects generate income and revenue that may be useful to promote a country's economic growth. However, in many states, it is unclear how much public revenue is generated, how it is allocated or what actors or sectors benefit from it.
Extractive activities can also cause profound and potentially permanent environmental damage, and public upheaval against extractive projects is sometimes met with violence and criminalization of human rights’ defenders. The webinar, which begins at 10:00AM EDT, will consist of two speakers providing their experiences on social accountability in the extractive industries: Cielo Mango with Bantai Kita in the Philippines, and Francisco Cravioto Lago with Fundar in Mexico. Those wishing to participate must register with the GPSA Knowledge Platform. This is a great opportunity to discuss and gain insight on an issue previously addressed by this Working Group.