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Friday, March 8 2013
12pm - 1:30pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)
Followed by a discussion with David Plumb (MC/MPA), Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute David and his colleagues at the Consensus Building Institute led a participation evaluation and renegotiation of the community agreements described in the film.
'The Only Government We See' tells the story of the negotiation of General Memoranda of Understanding (GMOUs) between Chevron and communities in the Niger Delta around its facilities. The process began after violent conflict in the region in 2003 led to the withdrawal of the company and the destruction of property, including schools and hospitals the company had built for communities. The film describes the new approach to dialogue with communities that the company adopted on its return, based on full participation and joint partnership.