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    QUIENES SOMOS - ENGLISH QUIENES SOMOS - ENGLISH Presentation Transcript

    • Fluid times | Flexible responses
      18 years of strategic action and collaboration in changing contexts
      Fundación PRISMA
    • What is PRISMA
      What is PRISMA?
      • Uses knowledge to influence public policy & achieve social change
      • Promotes dialogue between actors
      • Works at multiple scales
      • Relevant themes: economic change, migration, climate change, tourism, water etc.
      • Active communications
      • Takes a programmatic approach (small consolidated team)
    • Fluid times | Flexible responses
      18 years of strategic action and collaboration in changing contexts
      Broadening debates on development and environment in El Salvador
      The regional role of PRISMA in Central America
      New openings for strategic proposals on environmental management
      New opportunities in El Salvador linked to regional and international debates
      Developing frameworks with and for rural communities within and beyond El Salvador
    • June 2009 -current
      2005 –May 2009
      1999 –2004
      1997 –1999
      Broadening debates on development and environment in El Salvador1993 - 1996
      Post war and polarization
      • Polarized politics
      • Limited debate and absence of environmental institutions
      Early efforts establishfoundation for change
      • Milestone analysis and publication: “El Salvador: Dynamics of environmental degradation”
      • Advocates for the need for governmental environmental institutions
      • Filled key gap in research and analysis left by academia still recovering from repression
    • 1993 –1996
      June 2009 -current
      2005 –May 2009
      1999 –2004
      New openings for strategic proposals on environmental management 1997 -1999
      Emerging spaces
      • New opportunities: Advances of left in municipal governments
      • Creation of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
      Innovative solutions: New perspectives lead to consolidation of PRISMA as credible and relevant organization
      • Revegetation strategy
      • Strategic management of urban land
      • PRISMA approach applied at regional level in Central America
    • 1993 –1996
      June 2009 –current
      2005 -May 2009
      Developing frameworks with and for rural communities within and beyond El Salvador 1999 - 2004
      1997 –1999
      New international debates
      • Closed channels of communication with national government
      • Central America: New space for communities, and new forms of environmental management
      • Interest in market-based instruments for environmental management, little understanding of implications for rural poor
      New strategic focus and frameworks
      • Community focus in Central America
      • International work: Alternative proposal “Compensation for Ecosystem Services”
      • Recognized as community ally across the region
    • 1993 –1996
      1999 –2004
      June 2009 –current
      The regional role of PRISMA in Central America 2005 – May 2009
      1997 –1999
      2005-mayo 2009
      Regional Call
      • National: Weak or frustrated spaces for environmental advocacy
      • Regional: Little analysis and understanding of new dynamics of megaprojects driving pressures over territory
      • Communities across the region: Worries over threats to territory and resources
      Regional Response
      • Territorial Dynamics in Central America
      • Consolidation of regional network and collaboration with key regional actors
      • Internal re-organization to meet regional challenges
    • 1993 –1996
      - 2004
      New opportunities in El Salvadorlinked to regional and international debates June 2009–current
      1997 –1999
      2005-mayo 2009
      2005 –May 2009
      Unprecedented opportunities
      • PRISMA work recognized, new close ties to government: Former PRISMA director named Environmental Minister
      • Enormous challenges remain: Need for rigorous analysis
      National influence and international reach
      • New challenges: Formulating concrete policy
      • PRISMA facilitating policy and civil society dialogues
      • High level international support for local processes
      • Collaboration with ministries on a variety of issues
    • 1993 –1996
      - 2004
      New opportunities in El Salvador linked to regional and international debates June 2009–current
      1997 –1999
      2005-mayo 2009
      2005 –May 2009
      Globalization and continued crises
      • Crises at global level (financial, food security, energy, climate)
      • High vulnerability in Central America
      • Continuing migration and insufficient understanding of its drivers
      Dialogue platform and international reach
      • Regional activity continues: Research & dialogues on Territorial Dynamics
      • Alternative REDD+ Proposal: Mesoamerican Corridor of Community Carbon
      • International research, multi-media and publications: Migration and Territorial Dynamics
    • www.prisma.org.sv
      PRISMA operates as “a regional dialogue and knowledge generation platform for influencing conceptual frameworks, approaches, policies, projects, strategies and methods”
      “PRISMA actively contributes to the formation of alternative thinking… a hinge between organizations more directly associated with local and national actions and more research-oriented organizations”
      EXTERNAL EVALUATION, 2008