GRABBING DEVELOPMENT Towards new models of North/South relations for a fairer exploitation of natural resources PARTNERS:MANI TESE (Italy) Friends of the Earth France (France) CEE Bankwatch (Czech Republic) CEVI (Italy) Re:Common (Italy) ASSOCIATES: CICMA, Provincia di Milano, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, FIAN Ecuador, Friends of Lake Turkana, Peace Trust India.
Grabbing development PERSISTENT AND DEEP INEQUALITY IN ACCESSING, MANAGING AND CONTROLLING NATURAL RESOURCES Southern countries become totally dependent from the sale of their resources; high relevance of the private sector Climate change/climate negotiation as cause of further inequalities Destabilizing role of natural resources LACK OF COHERENCE IN EU POLICIES UNSUSTAINABLE LYFESTYLES
Grabbing Development SO1: - Create public debate on the North/South inequality access to natural resources leading public opinion to the need of new rights based model. SO2: - Engage CSOs and grass-root activists in advocating for a new equitable approach to natural resources access and management, and for changing unsustainable consumption patterns. SO3: - Build a programme of change for decision-makers and EU companies to provide a new policy framework.
Partnership & coordination PARTNERSHIP is a matter of TRUST It comes from KNOWLEDGE Take your time for face-to-face meetings Find your own way to build the team
Partnership & coordination The first year of the project is key to build a clear way of working -Provide useful tools for project management: - Cash book - Share a common basis on the project issues: do you really know what your partners think about this&that?
Partnership & coordination The importance of a balanced flow of information
Partnership & coordination Managing CHANGES in the consortium (one partner left and one partner joined) -It could require firmness -Time consuming -Administrative burden
Partnership & networking International gatherings: Opportunity for networking and for meetings with partners
Partnership & associates Identify strategically your associates: they can make a difference! FIAN Ecuador: helped us reach our expected results and also very positive, unexpected results