December 17, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
The ability of local communities to air grievances with, or provide feedback to, extractive companies is of critical importance, not only so that problems can be properly resolved, but also so that companies may be aware of - and be able to deal with - serious concerns before they spiral out of control. This Roundtable will focus on good designs for grievance and feedback mechanisms and how they can be successfully implemented and sustained. The Roundtable will also give some attention to a very fundamental aspect of such mechanisms - what should they be called?
September 12, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
Environmental concerns have gained significant attention. Companies, governments and communities are doing more than ever before to try to protect the environment. Unfortunately, fears, misinformation, accidents, poor actors, and poor communications can still lead environmental issues to become a source of conflict, even violent conflict. This Roundtable will examine past case studies and explore how things can be done and communicated differently to mitigate the potential for conflict.
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