Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
This description of Flaviano Bianchini's work was prepared when Flaviano Bianchini was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Flaviano Bianchini equips communities and grassroots citizen organizations (COs) with the ability to measure the harmful consequences of natural resource extraction and bring lawsuits against their perpetrators.
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He has the aim of creating a network of communities affected by the extractive industries, which are capable of developing and facilitating their own environmental and health monitoring. In some cases, these businesses are involved in the model, in other cases, the communities act independently. The general aim is to create many models for community control of the environmental and social situation in relation to the extractive industries, as well as promoting the systemic change of business-community relations at a regional level.

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