The Community Resource Exchange (CRE) is a system to facilitate collaborations and co-develop strategies with and among communities defending their rights in the context of international investments and development projects.
The Community Resource Exchange works at the direction of communities and their partners, to coordinate:
- Linkages with potential allies and collaborators
- Exchange of information and resources
- Sustained collaborations
- Cross-learning among communities leading similar struggles
- Access to small financial assistance (under US$ 5000) through regular calls for applications
Around 400 people from grassroots groups, indigenous peoples organizations, national, regional and international organizations provided feedback through online surveys and consultations to co-create the system. In June 2021, we launched a 3-year pilot to put some of these learnings into action.
To learn more about the CRE, you can check out the following infographics:
- CRE: what, how, why, who
- How does it work?
- How can communities receive financial assistance?
- Who does what?
- The Regional Facilitators, the Advisory Committee e the Regional Grant Working Groups
- Summary of the consultations results
You can also check:
- The blog "The CRE: learning as we create together"
- A document describing the full design of the CRE pilot
- The detailed report and analysis of the consultations
- A webinar where we presented the first call for proposals of the CRE