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E-Tech International is a nonprofit organization based in New Mexico, USA, that provides environmental technical support to communities in less industrialized countries on the potential environmental impacts of large development projects. We work closely with partners in indigenous federations; local, state, and national governments; civil society; academia; and industrial professionals, as well as with the companies proposing or conducting the development. E-Tech is transparent in approach and becomes involved at the request of the communities and only when we feel our presence can positively influence the lives of community members.

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The Gate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Importance of E-Tech's Work

Peter Kostishack is program director for Global Greengrants Fund and a board member of E-Tech and International Funders for Indigenous People (IFIP). On February 25, 2014, Peter opened a funders' briefing in San Francisco, co-sponsored by Swift and MacArthur Foundations, IFIP and Global Greengrants Fund, on the use of science in supporting indigenous free, prior, and informed consent with an unusual metaphor. To Peter, this consent is a gate with three faulty hinges.  Click here to read on...


Current Projects

PERU In Peru, E-Tech is a technical representative of multiple indigenous federations in Loreto and works with national governmental agencies, regional (state-equivalent) governments in Cusco and Loreto, professional, academic, and civil society groups. Read on...

PERU

In Peru, E-Tech is a technical representative of multiple indigenous federations in Loreto and works with national governmental agencies, regional (state-equivalent) governments in Cusco and Loreto, professional, academic, and civil society groups. Read on...

ECUADOR In Ecuador we are evaluating proposed large-scale, fast-tracked metal mining projects in the highly biodiverse Cordillera del Condor region in southeastern Ecuador in Amazonian headwaters. Read on...

ECUADOR

In Ecuador we are evaluating proposed large-scale, fast-tracked metal mining projects in the highly biodiverse Cordillera del Condor region in southeastern Ecuador in Amazonian headwaters. Read on...

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We didn’t expect to be travelling this far up the Marañon River. The original plan was to enter the Pacaya Samiria reserve for an evaluation of oil spills on a very limited budget. The budget had to be stretched even further when at least two-thousand barrels of oil burst from the Ducto Norperuano in June of 2014 and the president of the indigenous Cocama federation asked us to make an emergency visit to the site.   

Join Dick Kamp, Director of E-Tech International and Mary Charlotte Domandi of KSFR-FM Santa Fe  in a lively discussion of E-Tech's groundbreaking work in bringing scientific environmental analysis and training to struggling indigenous communities in South America facing large-scale mining, oil-development and pollution.  

E-Tech hydrogeologist, Ricardo Segovia, was quoted in an article from the Indian Country Today Network about the effects of oil production on water and soil conditions on communities in Block 8X, Peru.

Richard Kamp, Ann Maest, and Ricardo Segovia discussed the role of independent scientific evaluations in indigenous communities' response to large-scale oil and gas and mining development during a briefing for funders in San Fransisco on February 25, 2014.

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