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Wednesday, October 24 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Defenders at the Front line: Corruption and the Crisis of Attacks on Environmental Defenders

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We will hear from key representatives of the indigenous rights movement, investigators, anti-corruption campaigners and frontline environmental defenders a session that explores impunity and corruption that lie at the heart of many illegal resource exploitation deals. Showing present examples of how corruption often contributes to indigenous land rights being ignored for the benefit of business and big landowners. The session will focus on high-level resource grabbing and corruption driving conflict in South Sudan, criminalisation and sand smuggling in Cambodia, and the struggle of an indigenous community in Ucayali, Peru to secure their land rights in the face of death threats and murder. 

This session will allow participants to gain better understanding the reality of the risks, and the barriers that prevent defenders from accessing justice, defending their rights and making their voices heard. This will also create the opportunity for activists to connect with anti-corruption practitioners, criminal investigators, human rights groups and other supporters to identify key points of leverage to influence companies and governments, where corruption and collusion drive attacks. The anticipated outcome is to establish connections between experts and practitioners from different sectors and to plant the seeds of new strategies to meet the needs of frontline activists.


Speakers
avatar for Magaly Avila

Magaly Avila

Program Manager of the Climate Governance Program, Proética
Sociologist in the area of Social Ecology with a Masters in Cultural Studies. Expert in the fight against corruption, forests and Climate Change. Program Manager of the Climate Governance Program since 2011 in Proética - Peruvian chapter of Transparency International. She is editor... Read More →
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Virginia Cromie

Co-Founder, Not 1 More
Co-founder of N1M, Virginia brings expertise in global campaigns and impactful, long-form communications as well as non-profit and arts administration. She coordinated a number of TEDPrize projects, including the global participatory art project Inside Out for TEDPrize winner JR... Read More →
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Julie Koch

Executive Director, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Ms Julie Koch is the Executive Director of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). With experience from top jobs in several Danish NGOs, Julie Koch brings competencies and knowledge about international organisations, advocacy and development to IWGIA. Julie Koch... Read More →
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Dr. Fran Lambrick

Co-founder and Director, Not 1 More
Co-founder and Director of N1M, Fran has over ten years experience working as an academic, filmmaker and campaigner on environmental change and conflict, with a particular focus on Cambodia. As such, she benefits from multiple perspectives to understand and address the violence and... Read More →
avatar for Debra LaPrevotte

Debra LaPrevotte

Senior Investigator, The Sentry
Debra LaPrevotte is the Senior Investigator for The Sentry.  The Sentry seeks to disrupt and ultimately dismantle the network of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts.  Debra is currently investigating violent kleptocracy... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Virginia Cromie

Co-Founder, Not 1 More
Co-founder of N1M, Virginia brings expertise in global campaigns and impactful, long-form communications as well as non-profit and arts administration. She coordinated a number of TEDPrize projects, including the global participatory art project Inside Out for TEDPrize winner JR... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 4
  • Organiser Not1More

Attendees (45)