Agricultural development, forestry and extractive industry projects in Brazil have brought about changes in land tenure and use which have provoked or heightened social conflicts that have serious consequences for farmers, communities, indigenous people, traditional communities, and companies.
CSE Brazil seeks to improve the capacity of diverse stakeholders to prevent and resolve social conflict by bringing them together to learn best practices for stakeholder consultation, consent, and mediation in dynamic collaborative courses.
The CSE programme in Brazil began in 2018 with a short training course in the pulp and paper sector focused on key aspects of good relationships between companies and local communities.
In 2019, CSE Brazil will organise additional ‘Short Courses’ and launch a 10-month CSE ‘Long Course’ for early-career professionals who have or seek employment in a range of agricultural and natural resource sectors and industries.
These courses aim to significantly increase the number of well-trained social practitioners in Brazil who can shape social programmes in companies and fundamentally change company-community relations in supply chains.
Members make far-reaching commitments to respect people and nature in their supply chains. They work with us on an ongoing journey of improvement and innovation.