Multi-Stakeholder and Expert Dialogue + Land and Agriculture
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CCSI has launched a series of meetings of negotiation support providers to create a forum to discuss common challenges and opportunities and to facilitate greater coordination among support providers. The overall objective of these meetings is to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of technical assistance and trainings for host governments at all stages of preparing for, negotiating and implementing large-scale deals.
Comparing Lessons Learned for Extractive Industry Investments and Large Land-Based Agricultural Investments
CCSI has brought together stakeholders to explore good governance initiatives for extractive industry investments and large land-based agricultural investments — in particular, whether, and if so, why, certain good governance efforts may be more advanced in one sector than in the other, and what could be done to further advance governance initiatives in both sectors.
Since 2006, CCSI has hosted an annual Columbia International Investment Conference. These annual conferences bring together numerous stakeholders including high-level government officials, corporate executives, investors, academics, and civil society for forward-looking policy discussions of critical issues in international investment for sustainable development. A list of the past Conferences, with links to the programs and materials,… read more
Difficult issues require strong dialogue. Increased opportunities for cross-disciplinary discussions among researchers and professionals working on issues related to agricultural investment facilitate efforts to contextualize work and sharpen evidence-based policy proposals. To encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration, CCSI has co-hosted a series of working group discussions at the Earth Institute on investment in agriculture as viewed through different lenses, including productivity, sustainability, risks, and rights. CCSI is now working to expand this dialogue to other groups and through other avenues.
CCSI regularly hosts speakers, roundtables, workshops, and events on a variety of related topics.