FCPF CSO Observer Voting (Latin America) (English)

INSTRUCTIONS • Please only vote for the region which your Civil Society Organization (CSO) is in. THIS FORM IS ONLY IF YOU CSO IS IN LATIN AMERICA. If your CSO is in a different region, please check the explanatory e-mail for the right form. - CSOs were selected as candidates based on the following criteria. Please see this criteria via the link below to make your decision: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B302oHn1jDdmM2NkYTc0MmItYjRhZC00NzQxLTk4Y2QtZDU4YTc5MjcyZGU3 • You are eligible to vote only if you represent a nonprofit civil society organization (CSO) (i.e., a think tank, advocacy group, networking organization, community-based organization, or aid organization). • Once you begin the voting process, you will be required to choose the right form based on your region and language you would like to complete the form in. • Your CSO is allowed ONLY ONE VOTE. • If your CSO includes multiple country offices in the same region, only ONE VOTE PER REGION will be counted. (For example, if your organization has multiple country offices throughout Africa, those offices must jointly decide which country office will submit a vote in the African region, and for which candidates.) Below, is a description of the candidates. Please scroll down to vote for your preferred candidate in the Latin America region. If you require further information on candidates, please visit their listed websites. 1. OAXACA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (Servicos Ambientales de Oaxaca/ SAO) www.sao.org.mx CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE Oaxaca Environmental Services, since 2004 has participated in the design of public policy in forestry issues and SEMARNAT CONAFOR respectively and since 2009 is an active member technical advisory committee that is implementing REDD + Mexican government at the local level has worked with 12 indigenous ethnic groups and 4 out of 5 regions of the state of Oaxaca in areas of training, socialization and listing proposals for REDD + ENGLISH FLUENCY Less-Fluid (Comprehends, but does not speak or write well) LANGUAGES SPOKEN Spanish and English COMMUNICATION # 1 The organization has its own internet network and has access to it all day, hours of operation of the office from 09:00 to 15:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00. COMMUNICATION #2 For the socialization of information, the organization has experience in presenting information related to the environment through community general meetings, training workshops, meetings and inter-regional meetings, this will have mastered the technical community language and the theme for do translations into indigenous communities that are part of the organization. REPRESENTATIVENESS Nationally, SAO has been a benchmark in the field of selling forest carbon credits for sale in the domestic market and to spread to the three levels of government and different levels of expereince in the topic, and how many alliances between organizations similar in the states of Veracruz, and Aguascalientes Gerrero and we are about to sign a cooperation agreement with the government of the state of Puebla. The project has been visited by students, governments and individuals from around the world CONFLICTS OF INTEREST We have not had financing from an trans-national bank. NUMBER OF YEARS ORGANIZATION EXISTS 12 2. ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales/ DAR) www.dar.org.pe CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE DAR is an organization specializing in Environmental Governance with extensive knowledge of the work of the Multilateral Development Banks and has involved more than four years, specializing in REDD processes. REDD has developed several publications:" REDD Peru Study: The Situation REDD in Peru "," Understanding REDD through the Law of Peoples, Conceptual Sketches for Amazonian Andean countries "and" Energy or REDD? First SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment in Peru: next steps "proposed" The REDD + Colors: A proposal for joint Latin American positions from the diversity and complexity of the region ", and even specialized studies on the FCFP as the" Resolution PC/8/2011/7 Analysis Committee, which approves FCPF Participants the RPP in Peru. "Moreover, at present, DAR participates in the Global Comparative Study on REDD + led by CIFOR. Since 2008, DAR coordinates the Peru REDD Group which is the main forum for participation and dialogue on REDD in Peru with a significant impact on the process of developing the RPP, this group currently comprises nearly 50 public and private organizations involved in REDD and has fostered the creation of 6 regional boards. This experience has led to similar initiatives in other countries in the region. At the international level DAR has coordinated with various partners (COICA, BIC, GW, GIZ, ADT, etc..) Their participation in various meetings, workshops and courses on REDD in the region (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana , Mexico and Panama) and outside the region (Denmark, USA, Italy and Vietnam). Additionally, DAR has participated in three meetings of the CP of the Facility, in two COP of the UNFCCC (which is currently an observer organization) and has participated in the "Expert Meeting on Governance of Forests and REDD +" organized by FAO and the World Bank . ENGLISH FLUENCY Semi-Fluid (Speaks, Comprehends, but does not write well) COMMUNICATION # 1 Our organization has access to a reliable Internet connection and our representative have the time available to participate in conference calls at night or early often COMMUNICATION # 2 Due to its participation and coordination of various areas and national and international initiatives DAR has extensive and successful experience in information dissemination and management of multiple inputs. In this sense, it seeks to promote the dissemination of information to tables or national REDD groups, or on Climate Change and Environment at its default. Is proposed to establish a distribution list "CSOs FCPF" through which widely distributed general information and which may incorporate any organization openly but in which initially considered electors organizations through which may be ongoing communication with voters, may be held sporadically Skype teleconferencing or other means available to address specificity issues. Also seek to establish mechanisms for disseminating information when this is special directed to a particular country, for which they strive to have a national partner organization for each country. Knowing that information is necessary to expand the more actors that are already currently involved in REDD additional information will be sent to a set of mailing lists of networks and movements of civil society organizations specialize in social, environmental and climate change (UN-REDD Latin America and Caribbean, BICECA, ARA, RELADEFA, PCL, CANLA, CDKN LAC, ICAA, RELAJU branch ACICAFOC, COICA, CICA, etc). Finally, it is expected to have a website or blog in order to collate and simple information and a quarterly online newsletter that serves as a means of permanent communication between the OSC and the observer representing voters. REPRESENTATIVENESS At the national level, DAR is part of the National Environmental Society (ANS) and the Citizens Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC) integrates international Building Informed Civic Engagement Initiative for Advocacy and Conservation in the Andes-Amazon (BICECA) and "IFIS in Focus". We expect to use these platforms for disseminating information and promoting the participation of CSOs in the FCPF. Furthermore, we believe important to expand this work to other networks with which we have coordinated in the past several activities some of them even related to REDD UN-REDD such as Latin America and Caribbean Regional Joint Amazon (ARA), Latin American Network of Law Environmental Forestry (RELADEFA), Latin American Climate Platform (PCL), Climate Action Network Latin America (CANLA) Climate and Development Alliance (CDKN LAC), Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA), Latin American Network of Anthropology Legal (RELAJU) Amazon Lawyers Network (RAMA), Coordinating Association of Indigenous and Community Agroforestry (ACICAFOC), the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and the Central American Indigenous Council (CICA). Also, we believe important to explore the coordinated work with other institutionalized participatory spaces such as the Consultative Committee of SICA (CCSICA) or Consultative Groups of Civil Society (ConSOCs) of the IDB. DAR is an organization that always favors collective action rather than the individual, which is why part of different areas and groups in almost all action items. In this regard DAR has work experience in consensus building and advocacy groups. So many times it has been selected by the OSC to coordinate these spaces (REDD Group Peru, Class of Natural Protected Areas and Hydrocarbons, Working Group on Environmental Services Advisory Committee of the Commission of Andean, Amazonian, Afro-Peruvian, Environment and ecology Congress, etc.). or represent (Facility Steering Committee of the FAO Working Group on Community Forest Management, etc.).. Specifically in the case of Peru REDD Group has promoted a space for participation and transparency in the context of trust and good faith, through a contant enhancement of participation and consensus building. Those times when you can not reach consensus, it is preferable to promote the two or three positions on dissent before forcing the search for a single position. An example of the ability to articulate DAR proposals from civil society actors at the regional level is the book "Proposals of Civil Society Organizations for Synthesis Latin American Strategic Energy Sector World Bank Group", which collects contributions made by civil society in the Latin America region. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DAR has no economic relationship, or any kind of relationship with multilateral development banks, credit agencies, export, and governments in areas related to the activities of the Facility. NUMBER OF YEARS ORGANIZATION IS IN EXISTENCE 7 LANGUAGES SPOKEN Spanish and English
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