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To assure the independence of the Mission, a multi-sector Advisory Group has been established composed of leaders recognized for their experience and knowledge in subjects related to the work of the mission. The advisors are individuals of recognized integrity who review and advise on key aspects of the mission, including its financial records and report.

The members of the Advisory Group were selected as individuals, and not as representatives of organizations or associations. They were invited by Team Leader Tim Martin to participate and signed an agreement with RESOLVE for this purpose.

The members of the Advisory Group reviewed and commented on the terms of reference of the mission, its program of work, the risk assessment and mitigation plan, and the draft report, including its conclusions. The financial records of the mission will also be provided for their review. 

The Advisory Group is composed of:

Gino Costa, President, Ciudad Nuestra

Gino Costa is President of Ciudad Nuestra. He is an international consultant in public and citizen security with more than 25 years of experience, professor of the Master’s program of the Government and Public Administration of the University of San Martín de Porres, and weekly columnist of the newspaper El Comercio. Dr. Costa is also Lieutenant Mayor of the Municipality of Miraflores in Lima and member of the Latin American Group of the Interamerican Dialogue, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 2007, he has led Ciudad Nuestra, a centre for public policy on security. In 2009, as an independent expert, he conducted a comprehensive review of the security and human rights policies of Yanacocha/Newmont in the framework of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. He studied law at the Catholic University of Peru and contemporary history at Cambridge University in England, from which he obtained his doctorate in 1987. He worked at the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Geneva and in peace missions in Nicaragua, Honduras and in El Salvador, where he participated in the creation of the new civilian police force. In Peru, he participated in the creation of the national Ombudsman office and subsequently served as Deputy Ombudsman for human rights. Subsequently, he was President of the National Penitentiary Institution, as well as Vice-Minister and Minister of Interior.  He has published twenty books and many articles in national and international journals.

Deanna Kemp, Professor, The University of Queensland

Deanna Kemp is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), part of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Deanna has worked on mining and community relations issues for 17 years, in academic, corporate, operational, and external advisory roles. At CSRM she leads an international programme of work that focuses on company-community conflict, displacement and resettlement, and human rights and development. She currently serves on the International Council of Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) New Member Review Panel, the Advisory Board for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and is a member of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA). In March, 2016, at the request of the Mission Director, Professor Kemp completed her work on the Advisory Group, and instead supported the Mission Team to write the final report.

Carlos Monge*, Latin America Director, Natural Resources Governance Institute

Carlos Monge is Latin America Director of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI). From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Monge worked with Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana (GPC) – an institution dedicated to promoting decentralization as a participative process – as the Director of Citizen Vigilance and Promotion of Participation programs and finally as Director of Communications.  He is the author of several publications on issues related to rural development, social movements, decentralization, citizen participation and conflicts generated by extractive industries. In addition to serving as NRGI Regional Coordinator for Latin America, he is also a Senior Researcher for the Peru Center for the Study and Promotion of Development, DESCO. He works on extractive sector transparency issues with numerous civil society organizations and has been a member of the international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Carlos holds a degree in Anthropology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami.

Anthony Bebbington*, Professor, Clark University

Anthony Bebbington is Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. He is also a Research Associate of the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales, Peru and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the Free University and Ibero-American Institute of Berlin, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the Fulbright Commission and the Inter-American Foundation. Tony’s work addresses the political ecology of rural change with a particular focus on extractive industries and socio-environmental conflicts, social movements, indigenous organizations, and livelihoods. He has worked throughout South and Central America, though primarily in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, and more recently in El Salvador. See the following websites for more on this research:

On July 8, 2016, Dr. Bebbington informed RESOLVE of his withdrawal from the Advisory Group.

*Dr. Bebbington and Dr. Monge participate on a pro bono basis.

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