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In this June 23, 2020 Mining Coffee Chat, Dr. Remi Piet — director of the Natural Resources & Infrastructure”>Natural Resources practice for AMI — discussed mining and indigenous communities, focusing on value creation for populations in the area of influence of mining operations. With the support of Ruben Naichap Yankur, President of the Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe, Remi welcomed Alexander Arrobo as his guest.

Among other topics, the Chat covered collaboration between indigenous communities and mining companies, including initiatives and best practices for conflict management, social survey, field work and community training.

Conducted mostly in Spanish but translated for the audience through Remi, the Chat talks about how the Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe in Ecuador has recently engaged with the mining sector after a recent history of conflict in the neighboring province of Morona Santiago. This conversation will offer the opportunity to understand how mining companies can be leading partners in the comprehensive development of indigenous societies.

You can view a video of the Coffee Chat below.

Mining Coffee Chats are weekly meetings in which AMI explores important topics affecting the mining industry. The Chats are held via Zoom every Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET (New York) time, usually featuring expert speakers and always allowing for attendees to obtain answers to the challenges that face them during COVID-19 and beyond.

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To find out more about AMI’s consulting work in the area of risk management for mining in different areas, please explore our recent webinar on rebuilding sustainable operations post COVID-19case studiesour whitepaper on 7 key risks, and our analysis articles, which cover topics such as industry outlookspolitical riskoperational riskreputational risk and more.

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