Upcoming Event - Social Conflict in the Extractive Sector: Developing Good Security Practices (Geneva, 28 November 2017)

Companies working in complex environments face many security challenges that can undermine the safety and security of their operations while also putting at risk their staff and local communities. The panel will examine conflict in the extractive sector and how good security practices are developed by extractive companies in response to perceived risks.


  • - Isabelle Brissette, Manager, Governance, Risk and Use of Force, Group Security and Business Resilience, Rio Tinto
  • - Stefanie von Hlatky, Associate Professor of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada
  • - Claude Voillat, Economic Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


  • - Achim Wennmann, Senior Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) and Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

This event is organised in collaboration with Rio Tinto, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Centre for International and Defence Policy.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 28 Novemeber 2017, in Geneva. For more information on the event please click here

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