On May 10th 2012, the first International Forum on Indigenous; Experiences in Development was held in La Paz, Bolivia. Two First Nations representatives from Canada met with Bolivian indigenous community members, academics, and development practitioners. Formal presentations were followed by round table discussions.
The forum fostered a space for exchange of ideas and knowledge between indigenous peoples from the North and South about their ways of understanding and practicing “development”. It also allowed for a discussion surrounding the Community Economic Development (CED) approach and its contribution to communities in Bolivia.
Graduates of Bolivian CED training programs from Oruro, La Paz, and Viacha shared their experience with CED, and the implementation of initiatives and projects in their communities. READ MORE