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E-Tech International is a nonprofit 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 an E-Tech Funders briefing in San Francisco co-sponsored by Swift and Macarthur Foundations, IFIP and Greengrants on the use of science in supporting indigenous prior 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, where E-Tech conducted technical analyses for the controversial Chevron-Texaco oil case,  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, where E-Tech conducted technical analyses for the controversial Chevron-Texaco oil case,  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...

Latest News

News

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

Richard Kamp, Ann Maest and Ricardo Segovia discussed the role of independent scientific analysis 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.

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 an E-Tech Funders briefing in San Francisco co-sponsored by Swift and Macarthur Foundations, IFIP and Greengrants on the use of science in supporting indigenous prior informed consent with an unusual metaphor.

We have posted some photos and a document from Ricardo Segovia of September multisectoral foundation-supported visit and soil monitoring to Pluspetrol/Occidental polluted sites in Block 8 of Loreto, Peru, along the Maranon River.

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