To transform extractive industries in Latin America into an innovative sector that contributes to the economic and social development of the region, operating within a framework of respect for human rights and natural resources.
In 2014, Colombia took an an important step toward building a more transparent extractive industrial sector when the country was accepted as a candidate to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The EITI is a global standard for the management, monitoring, and oversight of the finances and taxes paid by extractive industries (oil, gas, and mining). Currently, 25 countries meet the standards - among them Peru and Guatemala are the only Latin American countries - and 16 are candidates, including Colombia.
The Grupo de Diálogo Latinoamericano “Minería, Democracia y Desarrollo Sostenible” Grupo de Diálogo Latinoamericano ("Mining, Democracy, and Sustainable Development" Latin American Dialogue Group - GDL) brings together initiatives for dialogue on the mining industry from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. The GDL made important strides in 2014 in the areas of organizational structure, capacity, and mobilizing community leadership within the Diálogo Sur (South Dialogue) project.
A working group convened by Avina and Gestión Ambiental Estratégica to work together on building a new narrative about mining in Colombia in order to aid the development of a new mining model that respects the environment, is inclusive, and generates wealth for the country.
Strengthening of multi-sector dialogue in each member country, fostering processes of transformation and positioning Latin America in the global dialogue on mining.
Design and delivery of the “Chile, ¿un país minero?” (“Chile – a mining country?”) workshops to encourage civil society participation in issues related to the extractive industrial sector.
Organization of the Mining Narrative workshop in Peru, attended by leaders from the industry, the government, and civil society.
Participation in the Mesa de la Sociedad Civil para la Transparencia en las Industrias Extractivas (Civil Society Working Group on Transparency in Extractive Industries), part of the Triparty Council of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Colombia.
Presentación de la Oportunidad de Impacto Industrias Extractivas de Fundación Avina (Presentation of Fundación Avina's Extractive Industries Opportunity for Impact)