Young people in Paraguay are often excluded from democratic processes, and participating in decisions that impact development in their communities. Fundación Casa de la Juventud (CdJ) creates safe spaces for young people to interact, advocate for their rights, and propose solutions that positively impact them and their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Paraguay. CdJ’s activities strengthen grassroots communities through education and training and builds peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Local youth councils advocating for the participation of youth in the Central Department||Paraguay||2014 – 2017||$355,400||$365,102||410 individuals||30,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
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Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social (CEPFS), an IAF grantee partner since 2010, took a top honor at the ceremony awarding Von Martius Prizes for Sustainability during the annual Ecogerma Conference that took place in Sao Paulo on Sept. 30 and Oct 1 hosted by the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Read more ›