Members of EcoViva’s staff and board of directors are just beginning an east coast trip with our partners from El Salvador. The trip will highlight the expertise of local leaders from the Mangrove Association and La Coordinadora in climate change, community organizing, and disaster prevention.
At the first event “From El Salvador to New York: A North/South dialogue on community led approaches to climate change and disaster prevention” foundations, staff and trustees, individual donors, and community organizers from New York and El Salvador will dialogue “about the intersection of social movements, climate change, and disaster.” As stated in the announcement released by the North Star Fund,
“[Our partners in] El Salvador will share… their twenty years of lessons preventing and recovering from flooding associated with hurricanes that strike their region…This will be a dialogue between North and South about how to prevent, not just recover from damage following severe weather events.”
After an advocacy stop in Washington D.C, the delegation will then travel to Providence, Rhode Island where one of our partners is the key note speaker at the “Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funder Annual Forum,” sharing her expertise and experience in disaster prevention. As stated in the event invitation,
“The 2013’s Forum final plenary will feature leaders, activists and elected officials from North and Central America in a dialogue between those just beginning to explore how disaster transforms community and those who have years of experience. It is a dialogue about how to create resilient communities, not just rebuild them. And not just mitigate disaster, but to prevent it.”
We look forward to these opportunities to dialogue with other organizations.