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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Public Forum - Resource Extraction and Conflicts in Africa: WhatResponses from Canada?
Resource Extraction and Conflicts in Africa: What Responses from Canada?
The Africa-Canada Forum, in collaboration with Kairos and Development
Workshop- Canada invite you to participate in a public meeting where
will be discussed the regrettably common links between the
exploitation of oil and minerals and conflicts in Africa. Using three
case studies, some of which involve Canadian companies, we will
examine which are the national and international mechanisms that
cause social or armed conflicts to emerge near zones of resource
extraction. We will also look at the possible responses, here in
The roundtable, moderated by John van Mossel (Development Workshop)
and Denis Tougas (Entraide missionnaire) will bring together the
Gary Kenny, KAIROS-Africa :
Oil and civil war in Sudan
Jean-Patrice Ngoyi, Justice, Development and Peace Commission (Nigeria)
Oil and environmental conflicts in Nigeria
Lansana Gberie, Partnership Africa Canada
Diamonds and the expansion of conflicts from Liberia to Guinea
Bonnie Campbell, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, and
director, Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique
National and international rules that may sometimes allow or
Penelope Simons, Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
What can be done in Canada?
The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Monday February 25, 2002
7:30 - 10pm
University of Ottawa
Perez Hall, room 121
Welcome to all!
Information: Claudie Gosselin (613) 241-7007 x 321
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