The virtual course will be held every Wednesday in May; It is free and proof of participation will be given to anyone who has completed the five modules of the course.

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In recent years, the actors that finance extractive and infrastructure projects in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have diversified, resulting in a more complex financial framework. In this sense, a large part of the projects present in the region are co-financed by different actors. In many cases a percentage of the total financing of the projects may come from private financial institutions, development banks, regional or state banks.

In LAC, in addition to traditional banking (World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank) the presence of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Bank of Economic and Social Development of Brazil (BNDES) have had an important presence. However, during the past decade, Chinese banks have gained importance. During 2016, the two main banks of development in this country had record amounts for the region as the third consecutive year. These international financial institutions (IFIs) have their own environmental, social and access to information frameworks, so when designing a territorial defense strategy, it is useful to incorporate these tools. The foregoing complements the normative frameworks of international and national law that should prevail. The virtual course aims to deepen these issues.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

  • Strengthen the knowledge of the participants regarding the tools for the defense of the territory against extractive and infrastructure projects in the region.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the main normative frameworks of international law related to the defense of the territory
  • Understand the normative environmental, social and access to information frameworks of the main IFIs present in the region.
  • To create a space that favors the exchange of experiences and strategies for the defense of the territory against the advance of extractive projects and infrastructure in the region.

Wednesday of May: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

9 to 10.30: Guatemala

10 to 11.30: Colombia / Mexico / Peru

11 to 12.30: Bolivia

12 to 13.30: Argentina / Brazil

The course is free and proof of participation will be given to those who have completed the five modules of the course.

REGISTRATIONS HERE
Further information: cursogrefi@fundar.org.mx