Thousands of young Guatemalans leave their communities in search of ways to improve their livelihoods, resulting in low participation of young people in civil society and democratic life. Asociación de Desarrollo Comunitario (QANIL) promotes social and economic inclusion by providing young people with access to educational, economic and leadership opportunities as well as technical assistance to develop skills in governance, income-generation and negotiation techniques. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Guatemala. QANIL’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening youth leadership to promote citizen participation and democratic practices||Guatemala||2017 – 2019||$43,300||$17,500||60 individuals||240 individuals||leadership and education|
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