September 7, 2021. Within the framework of the Exchange Project (Regional Advocacy and Leadership on Climate Change) of the Latin American and Caribbean Coordination of Small Fair Trade Producers and Workers (CLAC), a 30% theoretical and 70% practical training on leadership and advocacy on climate change will be carried out by CATIE's National Office in El Salvador.
The workshops will be aimed at members of the Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños (as) Productores (as) Organizados (as) Salvadoran Coordinating Association of Small Organized Producers (CESPPO), who will learn about climate change, communication and advocacy as tools to train people working in their cooperatives, as well as to influence and lead actions in this area within other organizations and local and national institutions.
Rigoberto Rojas, president of CESPPO, indicated that his expectation for this training is "to involve our organization in this Climate Change Leadership and Advocacy course so that they can both advocate at the public policy level in our country, as well as be resilient and be able to adapt to climate change".
The workshops began on September 3 of this year at the facilities of Cooperativa Los Pinos, El Congo, Department of Santa Ana and will end on September 24.
The Intercambio Project (Regional Climate Change Advocacy and Leadership) is implemented in 3 Central American countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua) and 2 South American countries (Bolivia and Ecuador) with the aim of promoting small producers and national fair trade coordinators to become influential actors at the national and regional levels, with the capacity and recognition to promote advocacy actions on Climate Change.
Ana Deisy López Ramos
National Representative of CATIE in El Salvador