A GLOBAL ISSUE

The high demand for minerals and other resources has driven an expansion in the mining industry worldwide. Latin American countries account for a high percentage of production and new investments being made. Countries like Colombia and Peru face multiple challenges to ensure the welfare of their citizens in mining areas.

Some of the Latin American challenges:

WHEREVER THERE IS MINING, THERE IS ECONOMIC GROWTH. HOWEVER, THE CHARACTERISTIC OF INEQUITY AND UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS IS MAINTAINED, ESPECIALLY IN REGIONS OF MINING INFLUENCE.

LIMITATIONS ON STRATEGIC PLANNING, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, AND EFFECTIVENESS PROVIDING BASIC SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES.

UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, WITH FEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH, WOMEN AND THE ELDERLY, AND GENDER INEQUALITY.

ONE OF THE MAIN FACTORS AFFECTING GOVERNANCE ARE THE SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THAT DIRECTLY AFFECT COMMUNITIES.