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18:00 - 20:30 23 April 2018

Mining, social conflict and alternatives in Peru and Colombia


Lecture Theatre 106 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Martha Cecilia Garcia, Social Movements Advisor, CINEP Colombia
Javier Jahncke, Executive Director, Red Muqui Peru
Dario Kenner, Lead Analyst Sustainable Economic Development, CAFOD UK

The Peru Support Group, ABColombia, Cafod and UCL Institute of the Americas invite you to this panel discussion.

Large-scale mining projects are strongly backed by the Colombian and Peruvian state as a source of revenue and jobs. However, they have a long record of damaging social and environmental impacts. They harm people’s health and disrupt food production. They contribute to biodiversity loss and pollute water sources.

Local communities are frequently displaced, repressed and criminalised for protesting against these projects, triggered by the lack of effective channels of social participation into decisions affecting their livelihoods.

This event will explore expert analysis on the current situation of human rights defenders in Colombia and Peru in relation to mining operations, and will also discuss alternatives to mining projects.

  • New venue: UCL Roberts Building Lecture Theatre 106, London WC1E 7JE


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)2031089721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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