Intersectoral Forum on Environmental Sustainability in the Extractive Sector: Best Practices and Policies from the Pacific Alliance and Canada

Authorities: Webinare November 4

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Alain Roy

Currently holds the position of Vice-President, International Partnerships, at Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) where he is responsible for the development and administration of all of CICan’s international institutional partnership programs for its members, such as the Education for Employment Programs currently implemented in more than 20 countries around the world. He leads a variety of projects to help technical and professional education institutions strengthen their systems, set up networks of colleges and provide support to colleges in their international student recruitment efforts. Alain has more than 20 years of international experience, working with various international organizations and funding agencies, providing policy analysis to senior executives in government and non-profit organizations and implementing skills training programs in various parts of the world. He is a former special advisor to Canada’s Minister for International Cooperation and Minister of State for Health and has carried out a number of international cooperation assignments in countries such as Mexico, India, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan.

Milagros del Pilar Verástegui Salazar

Is the Director General of Environmental Quality in the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, where she oversees the Directorate-General of Environmental Management Policies, Standards and Instruments, in charge of the administration of the National Environmental Action Plan among other environmental planning instruments.

María Carmelina Londoño Lázaro

Is the Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of External Relations of Colombia. In addition to holding a PhD in law, she has been a senior researcher at the Ministry of Sciences and Technology in Colombia and is the author of 4 books and more than 24 published scientific articles and chapters in public collective works in Colombia, Latin America and Europe. She is the founder the Colombian Academy of International Law and of the Latin American Society of International Law. She is also a member of the American Association of Private International Law and the Association of International Law. For several years now she has been solicited as an expert at the InterAmerican Human Rights court.

Speakers: Webinare November 4

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Luis Leonel Heath Moncada

Is the Head of the Department of Management for Sustainability at the Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui and Coordinator of the International Congress on Environmental Education for Sustainability, author of the Sustainability Model for Higher Education Institutions and the Education Model for the Sustainability of the BIS (Bilinguals, Internationals and Sustainables) Universities and lead instructor of sustainability at the International Winter School (in Mexico &Colombia). His presentation will address technical education with an environmental and sustainable approach.

Webinar B, subtheme B.1 Social and globalized perspective on environmental education: ethical transformation and new challenges

María Cristina Güell Escobar

Is coordinator of the National Mining Policy 2050. She is part of Women Leaders Next Generation, is a member of the W-GDP program: Overcoming Barriers to Women's Economic Participation, and has been highlighted by the United States embassy in Chile as "Women who continue to make history." She is a mentor for the Network of Mining Engineers and WoomUp and part of the Network of Influential Women. Her presentation will address the importance of gender and community relations that influence environmental sustainability.

Webinar B, subtheme B.2 Contributions to the design of environmental public policies

Marie Paz Rodríguez Mier

Is the Gender Equality leader within the Environmental and Social Affairs Office of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia. Political scientist specializing in Public Management, with a Master’s degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, she has more than 7 years of experience in topics related to planning, territorial autonomy, knowledge management, gender equity and socio-environmental issues in the mining and energy sector. Her presentation will address the socio-environmental aspect ofthe extractive field.

Webinar B, subtheme B.2 Contributions to the design of environmental public policies

Gabriela Velarde Medina

Is the Head of Projects at the Civil Association Recíclamein Peru., Sheis an environmental engineer with experience in the public and private sectors. Specialist in solid waste management, the circular economy, sustainability and sustainable consumption and production, she also has experience in Occupational Health and Safety. Her presentation will address the management of technical information in the circular economy, focusing on sustainable solid waste management.

Webinar B, subtheme B.2 Contributions to the design of environmental public policies

Paolo Mussone

Is the Applied BioNanotechnology Industrial Research Chair at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). He is a chemical engineer with 20 years of experience in industrial innovation, technology commercialization, and research in the fields of applied chemistry, renewable materials, and environmental science. Paolo leads multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder projects focused on the emerging circular economy with emphasis on technology development and validation to transform industrial by-products and residual materials into high value chemicals. He also oversees projects in the area of development and field validation of in situ, low-carbon emissions technologies for the remediation of hydrocarbon and salt impacted sites. His presentation will focus on the rules of chemistry - vision and lessons learned about building lasting and effective industry, government, and public partnerships to drive environmental sustainability using applied science and student hands-on learning.

Webinar B, subtheme B.3 Sustainable Management of Plastics: Education, Information, and Citizen Transformation