GFDD and FUNGLODE Assist in Organizing Intensive Course on Commerce and Environment for Government Officials

March 31, 2008
GFDD and FUNGLODE are helping to organize an intensive course on commerce and environment for government officials that is being organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), today, March 31, until April 4, 2008, at the Escuela Diplomática de la Cancillería de la República Dominicana (Dominican Republic Diplomatic School at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters) in Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic’s entrance into the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) is significantly impacting systems of production in the country. The commercial sector now has to compete with neighboring countries to a greater degree.
These new demands will facilitate the country’s improvement of production systems and increase levels of
competitiveness. In this sense, further development of all sectors in the area of production is of great importance, especially as it relates to issues of environmental impact.
GFDD and FUNGLODE develop various programs pertaining to the environment and the economy, as well as the environment and DR-CAFTA, through its International Center for Environmental and Sustainable Development (CIEMADeS), a collaborative initiative between the
two foundations and the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico and the Université Quisqueya in Haiti.
Both non-profit organizations support and promote the objectives of the OAS and are active members of the OAS’s Civil Society, a community of non-governmental organizations that supports the multilateral institution in the realization of its summits.