The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) held its 20th General Assembly from October 29 to November 1, 2018 in Bolivia.

The Assembly centred on the theme of Creativity and Innovation for Conservation and Sustainable Development.

As a sister-network, a number of participants from the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) attended the event. Among them was the CAFÉ President (Ms Karen Price from Malawi) and three Executive Committee members namely Dr Theophile Zognou (from Cameroun), Mr Gerald Rambeloarisoa (from Madagascar) and Mr Ahmed Lefghih (from Mauritania).

Making her remarks during the event, Price applauded the Assembly’s theme as it well and timely agrees with the work and relevance of environmental funds and their networks across the globe.

“The theme resonates and distinguishes the relevance and resilience of Environmental Funds as vehicles that can adapt to change, in creative and innovative ways, and the role of networks such as RedLAC, CAFÉ and APNET as the pathway for collective learning and action,” said Price.

RedLAC has a total of 23 Member Funds from 17 countries covering Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Its 21st General Assembly is slated to be held in October 2019 in Yucatan, Mexico.

Part of the CAFÉ team at the RedLAC Assembly
CAFÉ President making her remarks during the RedLAC Assembly in Bolivia