Excluded populations of Belize’s Maya communities face challenges in preserving their identity and traditions. The Julian Cho Society (JCS) uses community radio programming to encourage women’s participation in community life and to promote well-being by developing skills in consensus-building and decision-making. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Belize. JCS’ activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Transmitting Rights into Reality: Empowering Maya Leaders and Maya Women to Safeguard our Cultural Identity and Resources||Belize||2015 – 2018||$217,560||$226,348||120 individuals||20,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
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Our community partner Guakia Ambiente recently won the People's Choice Award for Energy Supply in Climate CoLab's Climate Contests.