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Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas

Event Details
June 12, 2018
Hotel Atton San Isidro
Lima, Peru

Addressing social challenges through multi-stakeholder dialogue
June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Hotel Atton San Isidro, Lima, Peru

The Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas is a unique opportunity to engage with government officials, private companies and civil society from the region to discuss how mining can contribute to sustainable development. The Forum took place at Hotel Atton San Isidro in Lima, Peru, on June 12, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This Forum was an opportunity to bring forward models, policies, frameworks and other practices that seek to improve how governments, industry and communities identify and address common social challenges across the mining sector. The goal is to achieve greater certainty for investors and communities, and to ensure that sustainable resource development contributes to inclusive economic growth from which our communities benefit.

A variety of topics were covered, including:

  • Social challenges of mining in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Effective processes of dialogue
  • Paradigmatic cases in the region

Speakers included:

  • Antonio Bernales Alvarado, Executive Director, Futuro Sostenible
  • Maria Eliana Arntz, Director, Fundación Casa de la Paz
  • Jaime Arteaga, Arteaga y Asociados, Colombia
  • Luis Marchese, President, SNMPE, Anglo American Country Manager for Peru
  • Alexander Medina, Dominican Republic, Chair, IGF
  • Roberto Sarudiansky, CAMMA
  • Julia Torreblanca, Casa Verde, Peru
  • Henry Troya, Vice Minister of Mining, Ecuador
  • Miguel Inchaustegui Zevallos, Vice Minister of Mining, Peru

The Americas is one of the regions with the greatest social challenges in the mining sector. This is why the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Mines Ministries of the Americas Conference (CAMMA) partnered to organize this one-day forum, which was hosted by Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.