International Movement ATD Fourth World and Raízes em Movimento facilitated a ‘Ground Level Panel’ in July 2013 in Complexo do Alemão, a favela in northern Rio de Janeiro. The panel comprised a diverse group of eleven men and women living with poverty and marginalisation, including urban slum-dwellers from the favelas, indigenous people, ex-convicts, riberinhos (riverside-dwellers), people of African descendants (from ex-slave communities), and people from the Amazon forest.
The eleven panelists brought their own stories, experiences and ideas to deliberate the policy proposals of the UN High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons, for a post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda for development. The Ground Level Panel produced a final communiqué of the outcomes of their deliberations. Download the communiqué at the link below.