Radix - Sustainable Development and Politics

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RADIX: Toward a National Dialogue on Sustainable Development in El Salvador
(also on the El Salvador2 page).
Public actions at the local or regional level 
Oxfam UK
, 15 February 2001, excerpted from Reliefweb: http://www.reliefweb.int/
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"FUNDE has published today in the press a citizens' declaration in which they propose different points for the reconstruction and development of the country. In it, they ask that the priorities be focused on: housing and refugee camps, employment and reactivation of the productive apparatus, and on the environmental and social vulnerabilities.


"The Forum of Civil Society for Reconstruction and Social Development has published today in the press a welcoming message to Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain in which they request, "that she put forth her best efforts so that in the Consultative Group meeting the funds from international cooperation be aimed at a real process of national reconstruction: with dignity, participation and sustainability."

The six political forces in the Legislative Assembly coincide in that the President of the Republic has not consulted with them any part of the reconstruction plan that he intends to present to the Consultation Group in Madrid."

RADIX editors' note [Ben Wisner]:

FUNDE (National Fund for Development/ Fundacion National para el Desarrollo) is a non-profit organization set up in El Salvador at the end of the civil war, in 1992, as a national forum for alternative thinking about human development and support of regional and local projects. It has a dense, decentralized, nation wide network, and consults these localities as well as other networks (womens', health, etc.) when formulating the kind of Declaration referred to above. Please see the original declaration in Spanish here, on a linked page on RADIX.

NOTE: RADIX needs people who can work rapidly with us to translate documents to and from Spanish and English (other languages later on). VOLUNTEERS, please??

Since 1996, FUNDE has published a long series of articles, studies, reports, and books. FUNDE has partners in many parts of the world, among them a series of the OXFAMs, Swedish Radda Barnen, French Terres des Hommes, Dutch HIVOS, and in the U.S. the SHARE Foundation, Ford and McArthur Foundations, and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

FUNDE's books have dealt, among many other topics, with Earthquakes, Landslides, and Floods: Environmental Risks and Sustainable Human Development (Mario Lungo and Sonia Baires, eds., 1996), Sterile Growth or Development (Roberto Rubio,Fabian Jaquin Arriola, and Jose Victor Aguilar, 1997); and The Impact of Adjustment Programs on Salvadoran Childhood (Raul Moreno, Jose Angel Tolentino, and Maria Alicia Ordonez, 2000).

FUNDE has academic cooperation agreements with several universities in different parts of the world.

It is also conducting a program of immediate post earthquake relief in El Salvador. See the bottom portion of this FUNDE web page:


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