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Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa have been building a political alliance, called the BRICS, over the past five years, and in early 2013 announced the intention to create a BRICS development bank. In this project, ActionAid Brasil, a member of the international ActionAid network since 1999, will strengthen Brazilian civil society's capacity to monitor and influence Brazilian government engagement in BRICS activities and related global governance forums. The project's objectives are to strengthen the social and environmental standards governing international financial flows, particularly from the BRICS, and help build a network of nongovernmental organizations participating in related international dialogues.
The Third World Network Berhad was established in 1987 as an international network of organizations and individuals involved in research and policy analysis of global issues and their impact on developing countries. Over the last two years, the network was able to provide key policy analysis related to the United Nations climate negotiations that assisted developing country negotiators and civil society. With this grant renewal, the network will contribute to the development of policies that assist poor developing countries address climate change, in particular the development of the Green Climate Fund, a new international funding mechanism. The network will also provide important capacity-building activities for developing country nongovernmental organizations as well as country negotiators working on the international climate agreement.
The Center for International Environmental Law was founded in 1989 to strengthen international environmental law, policy, and management. This grant will support activities that promote and seek stronger implementation of sound environmental and social policies and practices at international financial institutions. Grant funds will be used to advocate for continued robust, mandatory standards at the World Bank in light of its safeguard policy review and ensure that the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund incorporates strong environmental and social standards for climate finance. During the last two years, the Center for International Environmental Law led efforts to ensure that World Bank environmental and social safeguards covered new World Bank Group lending as well as strengthened monitoring of its private-sector lending via the financial markets.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, funds nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Central/Eastern Europe and Russia and South Africa. The overall goal of our work in these regions is to develop and strengthen civil society by promoting civic participation in democratic processes at the local, national and regional levels; strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and addressing issues related to race and reconciliation and transitional justice.
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