Proyecto Acción Transformadora

Proyecto Acción Transformadora

Proyecto Acción Transformadora will support current and future civic and political leaders in Guatemala to engage productively in the civic and political space of their communities and nation. In partnership with USAID, IREX and its partners will provide training, learning, and scholarship opportunities for marginalized, high-potential young leaders and will help youth movements, networks, and organizations that support underrepresented groups to encourage effective political participation.

Investing in young Guatemalan leaders will lead to more transparent governance, social engagement efforts and collaboration between marginalized and middle-class communities, and increased citizen engagement. This five-year project will support youth throughout Guatemala with a focus on women and marginalized communities. The project was originally known as Harnessing Emerging Political Leaders for an Accountable Guatemala.

Proyecto Acción Transformadora

Proyecto Acción Transformadora will support current and future civic and political leaders in Guatemala to engage productively in the civic and political space of their communities and nation. In partnership with USAID, IREX and its partners will provide training, learning, and scholarship opportunities for marginalized, high-potential young leaders and will help youth movements, networks, and organizations that support underrepresented groups to encourage effective political participation.

Investing in young Guatemalan leaders will lead to more transparent governance, social engagement efforts and collaboration between marginalized and middle-class communities, and increased citizen engagement. This five-year project will support youth throughout Guatemala with a focus on women and marginalized communities. The project was originally known as Harnessing Emerging Political Leaders for an Accountable Guatemala.

Goals

IREX will position the next generation of Guatemalan leaders to address pressing challenges facing Guatemala by:

  • Increasing youth engagement in civic and political activities by building the skills of youth leaders at all levels and supporting youth movements and organizations
  • Strengthening opportunities for learning through scholarships, especially for youth from marginalized communities
  • Bridging geographic and cultural divides among youth leader networks and encouraging more inclusive partnerships 

Partners

USAID, World Vision, Pan American Development Foundation, Paz Joven DEMOS, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy

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