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The network on the Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources animated by Ignatian characteristics assists in coordinated advocacy efforts, drawing on the experience and expertise of affected communities and local and global advocacy organizations, to ensure just policies, laws and practices that guarantee participation of people in the decision-making process regarding the management of natural and mineral resources, protection of their rights, care for the earth and restoration of the local environment.


Strategic planning draft will be prepared by the leader in consultation with Christina from Asia-Pacific. The following mode will be employed.

  1. The vision formulated in Loyola workshop will form the foundation.
  2. The objectives formulated by the Ranchi Workshop will provide the directives (More objectives will be added in the consultation with the core group members during the Skype conference.)
  3. The Loyola workshop and the leaders meeting will give us more materials.
  4. These are culled out and systematized for the core groups by Solomon by the end of August 2011.
  5. The document will be prepared and send it to the core group members in the beginning of November 2011.

The following objectives will be achieved through the systematic strategic planning during the specific workshop:

  1. To arrive at a minimum consensus on vision and common language regarding the advocacy on the Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources.
  2. To draw up advocacy mechanisms that will support the collective struggles of the indigenous and the marginalized to participate in the decision making process regarding the governance of the natural and mineral resources.
  3. To take up the pre decided common issues affecting the largest number of indigenous and the marginalized people maintaining a clear focus in the advocacy efforts.
  4. To promote evidence-based research at a global and local level and disseminating technical resources to aid and advance the cause of affected people.
  5. To build alliances with the civil society organizations engaged in the advocacy work while maintaining and promoting the Ignatian character in our advocacy work.
  6. To build capacity of the affected communities, Jesuits and young people through public awareness, training workshops, production of popular material, website, and sharing of knowledge on available methods and resources.
  7. To act as a link between the local domains of activism and the necessary global advocacy partners.

Existing Mappings on Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources

A mapping of the entire Social Apostolate exists for Asia Pacific.




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