IV Tripartite Meeting between Indigenous Communities, Governments and extractive companies

 

 

On November 27, 2015 the Latin American Energy Organization -OLADE- within the framework of the project with the Canadian Cooperation in Phase II of the Energy, Environment and Population Project EAP) held the “IV TRIPARTITE MEETING BETWEEN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, GOVERNMENTS AND EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES” in the city of Lima. The following officials attended the meeting on behalf of OLADE: Byron Chiliquinga, Canadian Project Manager and Martha Ligia Vides Lozano, Coordinator of hydrocarbons, who is in charge of the EAP Project.

This meeting's main objective was to gather officials of extractive companies in the hydrocarbon sector, the Government and indigenous communities in the country, with the purpose of assessing the results of the Regional Tripartite Dialogue held in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Opening remarks were made by the coordinators of the program, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL) and the Coordinator of Organizations Indians of the Amazon Basin (COICA).

During the course of the meeting the stakeholders (indigenous communities, businesses and governments) reiterated their continued commitment to promote the tripartite dialogue to effectively contribute to sustainable local and regional development, including the possibility of adopting voluntary standards or protocols as a framework of analysis.

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