SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management
The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to extractive industries and conflict management in Latin America. In particular,...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Methodologies of Latin American Report Cards on Health
In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management
This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on extractive industries and conflict management in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes,...
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BRIEF
Community Participation in IFI-Funded Development Projects: Latin America’s Experience
Throughout Latin America, citizens are using international financial institutions’ own policies to demand greater participation and accountability in the large-scale development projects that affect their communities. Here is one such...
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BRIEF
Indigenous People, Conflict and Extractive Industries: Latin American Approaches
In Latin America, recognising indigenous cultural, land and consultation rights is going a long way towards reducing conflict over extractive industry projects.
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BRIEF
Increasing Citizen Participation in Local Governance: Latin America’s Local Citizen Councils
Since the 1980s, Latin American countries have used local councils formed by citizens and public authorities as an effective mechanism to create citizen participation in designing local development policies and...
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BRIEF
Key Advances in Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Water Basin Councils and citizen participation mechanisms, terracing and ‘water raising’, innovative tools for researching vulnerability: these are just a few of the strategies Latin American countries are using to...
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina
Through strategic litigation, in 2008 the Argentinean Association for Civil Rights (ADC) secured a transparency win, forcing a national-level public institution to comply with providing access to information.
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GUIDE
Strengthening Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems: The Latin American Response
Over 50% of the world’s population depends directly or indirectly on mountain ecosystems, which are already being impacted by climate change. So how are Latin Americans that live in mountain...
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BRIEF
How Traditional Knowledge and Technologies are Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Traditional communities living across Latin America’s mountains possess an extraordinarily broad range of knowledge about their environment and adapting to a changing climate. From water management strategies to agricultural timing...
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