Fluid times | Flexible responses<br />18 years of strategic action and collaboration in changing contexts<br />Fundación P...
What is PRISMA<br />What is PRISMA?<br /><ul><li>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)</li></li></ul><li>Fluid times | Flexible responses <br />18 years...
June 2009 -current<br />2005 –May 2009 <br />1999 –2004<br />1997 –1999<br />Broadening debates on development and environ...
Limited debate and absence of environmental institutions</li></ul>Early efforts establishfoundation for change<br /><ul><l...
Advocates for the need for governmental environmental institutions
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QUIENES SOMOS - ENGLISH

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

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