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 grants, including through regular calls
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 2021, we will launch a 3-year pilot to put some of these learnings into action. In this document, you can find a summary of the consultations results and learn how the CRE pilot will be developed.