Martina is currently available for Consultation, Mediation, or Public Speaking — in Toronto, Canada as well as internationally, in person or via teleconference.
Martina focuses on Social Conflict in the Resource Sector, Strategic Conflict Analysis, Social Development, Restorative Justice, Violent Conflict Reduction and Relationship building.
Martina Paloheimo was invited by the Petroleum Association of Colombia and the Canadian Embassy in Bogota, Colombia in November, 2019, to lead the Academic Agenda of Oil & Gas summit Il Cumbre del Petroleo y Gas. Her presentation discussed the challenges of increased social conflict and inequality in the resource sector.
As social conflicts increase in the oil and gas sector, the industry recognizes that it needs to change and adapt its practices. What are the causes, and how can government and industry respond to resolve these conflicts? What are recommendations we can make for positive community engagement and greater responsibilities, leading to fewer human rights violations in the sector? We explored what social conflict is, how it can be understood in terms of inequality and causes, and how industry could engage with communities to resolve conflict, and innovate with partnerships, joint responsibility and move towards sustainability.