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.
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.
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.
Work done by Avina and its allies to ensure the sustainability of the Amazonian biome ecosystem and to protect the quality of life for local populations has resulted in the conservation of 80% of the delicate ecosystem.
For years, Avina has worked in this initiative in different Latin American countries, enabling Uruguayan recyclers to learn best practices in the region and, in turn, to disseminate information on the work carried out in the country. Avina has collaborated with and facilitated the establishment of some cooperatives.
Avina’s commitments and engagements in Nicaragua demonstrate that the mobilization and coordination among different sectors of society can transform the management of Latin American cities, as well as encourage public administration guided by indicators and specific goals to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
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Access to Water
Through initial investments, Avina has identified community solutions that are producing tangible, sustainable and scalable results to increase access to water.
South American Chaco
Over the past decade, Avina has supported the formation of international networks in the South American Chaco and collaborated with these new partners to advance the cause of sustainable development and environmental protection. Avina and its allies have identified and supported productive solutions that are not only sustainable, but that also demonstrate the viability of preserving the environment while producing economic value in the region.
To ensure migrations are a source of prosperity and integration for Latin America, link the collaborative work between different sectors of society at the local and global levels, and channel efforts towards a regulatory, institutional and ethical framework of dignified, formal, democratic and sustainable human mobility.
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
Avina provides logistical and research support to the association in order to identify and promote our causes of common interest in Colombia.