Development, Extractive Industries and Indigenous Livelihoods
What are the challenges faced by indigenous communities as they encounter developmental and extractive projects? Are there any potential alliances between indigenous groups, the private sector, and foreign assistance organizations?
About the event
In this roundtable, we will delve into the challenges associated with development and extractive industries and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples.
We will begin with a brief discussion of critical issues that arise in indigenous communities as they encounter developmental and extractive projects. Mariel Aguilar-Støen and Else Grete Broderstad will kick-start the dialogue, by highlighting the challenges and potential alliances between indigenous movements, communities and the private sector, as well as foreign assistance organizations.
The goal of the roundtable is to provide a space for multi-disciplinary and multi-purpose dialogue, where academic and policy interests coalesce around the challenges of human rights, development policy and participation in extractive industries at the local level.
The event is free and open to all, but requires registration.
1. Introduction by:
- Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Associate Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo
- Else Grete Broderstad, Professor, Centre for Sami Studies, The Arctic University of Oslo
2. Round table discussion
3. Comments and responses by:
- Petter Vilsted, Norfund
- Eli Ane Lund, Head of secretariat, Council on Ethics, Government Pension Fund Global
- Hege Araldsen, Senior Adviser, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Åsne Julsrud, member of the Human Rights committee of the Association of Norwegian Judges and board leader of Norwegian National Human Rights Institution (NIM)
- Stephen Sparkes, Head of Environmental and Social Governance, International Power, Statkraft
Moderator: Antulio Rosales, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Development and the Environment
About the Organizers