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This grant increase to INESC will support a coordinated effort to increase accountability and sustainability of public sector and international investments in energy and infrastructure in South America. It will also provide ongoing support for coordination of the Brazil Network on multilateral banks, as well as efforts to engage parliamentarians and other elected officials in promoting increased transparency and accountability for investments related to regional integration. INESC is a nongovernmental organization established in 1979 for the promotion and strengthening of representative and participative democracy in Brazil.
The Center for Socio-Environmental Support is a grantmaking and capacity-building organization focused on providing small grants and trainings to strengthen grassroots, environmental, nongovernmental, and civil society organizations. This grant renewal will support the small grants program in South America to build capacity in local communities impacted by large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, which are funded by international and national financial institutions, including the Brazilian Development Bank.
The Mott Foundation's Environment program, through its International Finance for Sustainability focus, supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to shape international trade and investment strategies to support sustainable development, reduce environmental degradation in the region and offer local economic opportunities.
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