WHAT IS CONCAUSA?

An initiative of ECLAC, UNICEF and América Solidaria with the collaboration of Fundación Caserta and funding from Preuniversitario Pedro de Valdivia that seeks to identify and share social innovations projects that youth in the Americas are developing in their communities, taking on the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global objectives to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Los seleccionados participarán de un encuentro internacional con sede en Santiago de Chile, durante noviembre del 2019. Durante estas jornadas compartirán talleres y actividades orientadas a potenciar y desarrollar sus habilidades. El encuentro finaliza con la presentación de los proyectos en un Encuentro de Ideas a realizarse en el salón Raul Prebisch de la CEPAL, frente a sus pares y representantes de América Solidaria y las Naciones Unidas, incluyendo a CEPAL y UNICEF.

OBJETIVOS

CONCAUSA aims to empower, connect and mobilize adolescents from the continent around a network that contributes to sustainable development and overcoming child poverty. The “CONCAUSA Generation” inherits the challenge of putting the 2030 Agenda into practice through a social model that focuses on inclusive and equitable development with youth leadership to generate sustainable social change.

1. Engage youth in the Sustainable Development Goals and empower them as protagonists of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

2. Strengthen project management skills among young people, both for the development of innovative and collaborative solutions, and to mobilize the future leaders of the continent.

3. Empower adolescents so that they may to disseminate and spread models of sustainable social change in their communities.

4. Create a network of youth agents of transformation, who are aware of their rights and promote them in their communities.

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