Towards democratic and global just resource policy
In this workshop we want to discuss the consequences of the unsustainable and unequal policies concerning primary commodities in Germany and Europe. On the one hand consequences in the Global South and / or in Europe are presented. Furthermore solutions and a way out shell be shown. Care of human rights are part of it as well as debates on a sustainable consumption of raw materials in Germany.
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Room: HS 4
Father Ferdinand Muhigirwa
He is Director of the Arrupe Research and Training Center in Lumumbashi, Katanga and advisor to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Episcopal Commission on Natural Resources, as well as Board member of the Open Society Institute for Southern Africa. A Jesuit professor of social philosophy, Father Muhigirwa is an expert in good governance in the mining sector, working closely with affected local populations.
Mrs. Getrude Chimange
She is Coordinator of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church in the mining province of Mutare, Zimbabwe. An expert in governance and conflict resolution, Mrs. Chimange works with social groups facing precarious and dangerous conditions in Southern Africa.
He is coordinator of the German civil-society network AK Rohstoffe and is based in Berlin.