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.

THE CHALLENGE:

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:

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Strengthen the capacity of participatory planning, accountability and transparent management of local governments.

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Promote local economic development and inclusive diversification that benefit men and women living under vulnerable conditions.

3

Strengthen collaboration and exchange of best practices among local governments, central government, knowledge partners, private companies and organizations.

¿WHERE DO WE WORK?

MAIN RESULTS OF THE PROJECT

Check out our Annual Report of 2017 – 2018 (Executive Summary).

PUBLICATIONS

Good Practice Guide for Local Governments in Extractive Contexts

April 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

CISAL seeks to contribute to the strengthening of local governments in extractive contexts by promoting good governance and the promotion of local economic development, with special emphasis on gender equity and environmental sustainability. [...]

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NEWS

On a mission to indigenous communities in Colombia

January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

By Peigi Wilson

On a volunteer mission to El Cerro and El Zaino, Wayuu Territory, La Guajira, Colombia, I was struck by the similarities between the Wayuu and the Indigenous peoples of Canada.  This includes how Indigenous communities and municipalities interact.  I believe the future for closer Indigenous – municipal relations […]

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