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A Seat At The Table

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The presentation highlights case studies found in the report, “A Seat at the Table” which covers a range of environmental concerns including water quality, land use, data availability, and the use or absence of environmental impact assessments (EIAs). The findings and literature review show that the poor in these countries face a daunting array of barriers to access, including low literacy, high costs (including the costs of corruption), exposure to risk from participation, and lack of documentation of legal identity or rights to a resource that is necessary to influence decisions. Additionally, cultural norms that limit who may speak in public disproportionately exclude the poor.

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A Seat At The Table

  1. 4. Illiterate
  2. 5. No Access
  3. 6. Costly
  4. 7. Risky
  5. 8. No Documentation
  6. 9. Taboo
  7. 11. <ul><li>Communicate: right form and channel </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Costs </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Rights </li></ul>
  9. 13. ?
  10. 14. For More Information on the Access Initiative visit: www.accessinitiative.org

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