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Validation Workshop for Agricultural Development Plan in middle and upper Lurín River Basin

On July 10th, the district of San Damian shall hold a Validation Workshop regarding the Agricultural Development Plan, as well as the formalized creation of a technical committee of the same name, in the middle and upper Lurín River Basin.

In this regard, the basin’s Association of Municipalities summons the participatory meeting, which has as its stated objectives the creation of an Agricultural Technical Committee, the passage of a technical development plan for the middle and upper river basin, the establishment of an agenda based on project priorities, and the identification of the next steps necessary to implement the plan.

Participants are to include representatives from the provincial municipalities of Huarochirí, Antioquia, Lahuaytambo, Langa, Tupicocha, San Damián, and Santiago de Tuna. Also represented shall be producer and entrepreneur organizations, institutions both public and private which work for the promotion of agricultural development in the region.

Online school from the UNDP and ILLGP to offer courses in risk management and prevention of corruption in Latin America's public sector.

As part of their strategic partnership, the United Nations Development Programme's Online School and the Latin American Institute of Leadership and Governance (ILLGP, by its Spanish acronym) are set to simultaneously release three courses relating to the prevention and risk management of corruption, for use in the Latin American public sector.

The courses will be held between August 27 and November 4, 2013, aiming to provide emerging public leaders and state officials with the technical tools necessary to face the scourge of corruption in a strategic capacity.

The course will provide participants with the ability to analyze corruption's impact on Latin American human development, implement both practical and analytic tools for the evaluation of anti-corruption programs, conduct effective risk assessments on corruption, and develop practical and analytic skills for the creation of new programs.

Microeconomic dynamics in rural families of the Lurin River Basin, according to a Stanford student

Stanford University, by way of student Anna Barrett Schickele's thesis, relates to us its experience with the Lurín River Valley Project, as well as the nature of microeconomic dynamics in rural families of the high river basin.

"One Drop at a Time: the spread of modern irrigation technology in the Lurín River Valley, Peru" is a research project which aims to understand in greater detail the factors which motivate local entrepreneurs to overcome poverty in one of the three valleys which provide water, agricultural goods, and environmental services to the people of Lima, Peru's capital.

Anna Barrett Schickele wrote this thesis to complete a degree in Economics at Stanford University. Her study, which entered its initial phases between June and August of 2011, was completed in December of 2012, with a second visit field visit.

It is worth noting that the studies in which her thesis is based were part of a larger cooperative program between the Global Center for Development and Democracy and Stanford University. The program is aimed at undergraduate students seeking to gain experience with development in Peru.

Embassy Row: U.S. ambassador in Canada refuses to comment on Keystone XL oil pipeline

June 20, 2013The Washington Times

With about two weeks to go before he leaves Ottawa, the U.S. ambassador in Canada is still refusing to comment on the potential damage to U.S.-Canadian relations from a possible White House rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Ambassador David Jacobson ducked a question on the issue this week when a reporter asked about the pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

In a lengthy response, he managed to say nothing — a tactic some consider the first rule of diplomacy.

“The people in the administration who are charged with deciding this issue are aware of the full range of facts and consequences, whether it be to the bilateral relation, to the climate, to the environment, to the economies, to energy independence, to our geopolitics. There are a range of issues that all have to be taken into account,” Mr. Jacobson told The Associated Press.

Latin America must create synergy between its natural and Human Resources in order to be competitive at the World Level

Affirm regional Ex-Presidents in an international forum put on by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

(Washington, June 17, 2013) Latin America must create a synergy between human capital and its natural resources in order to participate successfully in the global marketplace, a group of ex-presidents from the region affirmed today.

Such was one of the conclusions reached in the IADB's international forum, which brought together ex-presidents from Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.

The former heads of state pointed out that depending solely on minerals for regional growth is an enormous risk, given the price fluctuation of these commodities in the global marketplace.


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