London: GIAN workshop on Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR)
Between Sep. 3 and 8, the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) held a workshop on Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR) and chose "Transparency, Accountability and Solidarity" as the focus area for advocacy action for GNMR - Transparency and accountability on the part of local governments, mining companies and international organizations and building solidarity alliances among Jesuits, NGOs and Networking forums to advocate for the rights of the miners all over the world. Sixteen delegates from all 6 conferences, besides a few partners from London took part in the workshop and drafted a position paper and prepared a clear strategic and action plans at conference, inter-conference and global levels for the next 3 years. A deep sense of openness, communion, commitment and an optimistic desire and hope to work together was felt throughout the workshop. Read more...