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Background for the National Strategy

Avina Colombia has taken on a continental challenge with a national vision: treating mineral resources to be an asset of the nation and its people, and for mining companies to operate within constraints that respect public welfare and human dignity.

We assume this challenge as a task of democracy building in places where conflict, diversity and difference are part of democratic coexistence.

Avina seeks to create a unified among the three stakeholders: government, private sector and civil society. Through the acknowledgement of a range of views in public discussions and



debates over the issue of sustainable mining for, we believe that we can contribute effectively to a solution.

Sustainable Mining for All is a new model based on economic development, human dignity and protection of natural resources.

Avina considers that this opportunity may serve as a basis for future continental work and a breeding ground for enabling an exchange of experiences and ideas with people from other countries facing similar issues in Latin America.


National Strategies

Opportunities for advancing elements of Avina's continental strategy in Argentina include initiatives to support recycling, improving public access to water, mitigating climate change, preserving the Amazonian biome and promoting inclusive markets.

Please click the links to the right to see the initiatives for the current country.

Programas AVINA

Ventures Prize to Colombian Recyclers

The Bogota Recyclers’ Association http://habitat.aq.upm.es/bpal/onu04/bp1555.html) was awarded the Mobil Prize for the Conservation of Biological Diversity and Sustainable Development, one of the most famous awards in the field of entrepreneurship in Colombia. The association won 12 million Colombian pesos in award money from ExxonMobil for an environmental services project on carbon sequestering and reduction of methane emissions.

The initiative seeks to merge the manufacturing of compost from


urban organic waste with the cultivation, planting and maintenance of trees in localities experiencing a deficit of trees. The project produces social benefits, as well as a source of employment for recyclers. Mobil is providing a complete process of advisory services and training.

Avina provides logistical and research support to the association in order to identify and promote our causes of common interest in Colombia.

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