SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA
The Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) Program is an initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) which aims to contribute to the strengthening of local governments in mining regions in Colombia and Peru, in order to achieve higher social benefits and sustainable economic opportunities for communities.
Latin American countries represent a high percentage of production and new investments being made in the mining sector. In countries like Colombia and Peru, local governments face huge challenges to ensure the welfare of their citizens in those areas. These are some of the main challenges:
FOR THIS, CISAL SEEKS TO:
Strengthen the capacity of participatory planning, accountability and transparent management of local governments.
Promote local economic development and inclusive diversification that benefit men and women living under vulnerable conditions.
Strengthen collaboration and exchange of best practices among local governments, central government, knowledge partners, private companies and organizations.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has launched a new five-year program: Inclusive and Sustainable Communities in Latin America (CISAL), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of the Government of Canada. [...]
Over 20 mayors from Colombia, Peru and Canada met in December to exchange strategies on how to provide better opportunities to mining communities. In Albania, La Guajira, from November 29 to December 1, mayors, council [...]