Women in Mining Colombia, IFC and the Canadian Embassy, with the support of the MinMinas, the ANM, the Australian Embassy and a number of members of the Colombian extractive industries, have launched the Gender ToolKit – A Toolkit of Actions and Strategies for Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies – an initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in sectors traditionally dominated by men.
The extractive sector had moments of great uncertainty due to the boom of popular referendums against its activities in Colombia. Guillermo Reyes, expert in territorial issues, spoke about this problem and the municipalities ability to make decisions on this issue.
Colombia continues to discuss the possibility of implementing unconventional techniques to increase its reserves. Experts believe that the country should look at foreign cases like the US, which proved to be successful on the matter.