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:

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

The event is supported by NorLARNet, and is organised by the research group Rural transformations in the new century at the Centre for Development and the Environment, UiO.


Published Aug. 13, 2018 12:08 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2019 11:49 AM