Please join us for the webinar “The Experience of Community Land Trusts in Latin America”, on October 21 at 5pm EST (GMT-4). The event is being organized by Catalytic Communities’ Favela-CLT Project (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and is supported by World Habitat, UN-Habitat Brazil and the Center for CLT Innovation. It will feature simultaneous translation between Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Thursday’s webinar will share experiences of Favela Community Land Trusts in Latin America, highlighting their challenges and potentials through testimonials from those directly involved with ongoing projects. CLTs are increasingly recognized around the world as a model for ensuring tenure security, sustainability and strengthening vulnerable urban communities, helping guarantee more inclusive and just cities.
- Enrique Silva—Director of International Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA
- Mario Núñez—Executive Director of the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Waleska Castro—Vice-president of the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Lucy Rivera—President of the G8 (Group of Eight Communities) of the Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Porto Rico
- Theresa Williamson—Executive Director of Catalytic Communities and coordinator of the Favela CLT Project, Rio de Janeiro
- Maria da Penha Macena—Community leader in Vila Autódromo and member of the Evictions Museum, Rio de Janeiro
- Ricardo de Mattos—Public Defender and Sub-coordinator of the Land and Housing Nucleus of the State Public Defenders’ Office, Rio de Janeiro
- Felipe Litsek (Favela-CLT Project, Rio de Janeiro)
- Lyvia Rodríguez (El Enjambre, Puerto Rico)
The webinar is a part of Urban October 2021 (an annual UN-Habitat initiative to discuss urban issues) and the 1st International CLT Festival. It will be transmitted live on the UN Habitat Brazil YouTube channel in Portuguese.
For simultaneous translation to English or Spanish, make sure you register and join in via Zoom.