13 October 2016
Hall No (tbc)
Xavier’s Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa
The BRICS New Development Bank was launched in 2015 with the promise to spur South-South cooperation and promote infrastructure and sustainable development in BRICS countries and beyond. But after the NDB’s first year of operation, serious questions remain regarding whether the NDB will promote truly socially and environmentally sustainable development, or promote the same development model that has increased poverty and degraded the environment. This workshop will explore what the NDB is and why it matters for people and ecology, including looking at the Bank’s first set of investments and its recently released social and environmental framework. Together, participants from BRICS countries will strategize what we as civil society and social movements want to demand from the NDB, and how we can work together to influence it and hold it accountable.
Links for more information
Vasudha Foundation , Coalition for Human Rights in Development , Climate Action Network International, Climate Action Network South Asia and Articulaçao da Cooperação Sul
For more information write to: Srinivas Krishnaswamy , firstname.lastname@example.org, Sameer Dossani , Sameer.Dossani@actionaid.org