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.
SINCE 2014, CISAL HAS:
Strengthened the capacity of participatory planning, accountability and transparent management of local governments.
Promoted local economic development and inclusive diversification that benefit men and women living under vulnerable conditions.
Strengthened collaboration and knowledge exchange among governments, institutions, knowledge partners, and the private sector.
Highlighted results include:
$1.179 million Canadian dollars invested in 162 businesses and social projects.
875 indigenous women harvesting artisanal salt after a ten-year hiatus.
830 people (61% women) trained in business planning and project development in Colombia and Peru
320 mayors in Colombia empowered to lead sustainable development
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:
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