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Extractive Industries and Violent Conflict: Challenges and Opportunities

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This panel on extractive industries and violent conflict explores new trends in policy and practice in managing risks for peace and security in relation to the extractives sector.

The panel addresses current key questions that have emerged in a period of rapid change in regulatory environments and asks how the decision of the American Administration to thwart the Dodd-Frank Act and to slow progress on IETI is creating or exacerbating challenges in natural resource rich contexts. It also reflects on how the investment in conflict-affected and fragile states of Chinese investors and others might be creating new or exacerbating existing risks.

Finally the panel will chart opportunities, challenges and emerging good practices to promote security and human rights when extractive companies operate in challenging environments. Overall the panel aims to contribute to the discussion of the fragility forum highlighting the important role of private actors in complex environments in shaping dynamics of conflict and fragility, and how innovative, multi-stakeholder approaches in this can contribute to a broader agenda to manage risks and foster opportunities to assure higher levels of peacefulness and security.

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