WHAT IS CONCAUSA?

Concausa 2030 is an initiative of ECLAC, UNICEF and América Solidaria, with the collaboration of the Caserta Foundation and the sponsorship of the Pedro de Valdivia Pre-University School, which seeks to find and promote proposals of social innovation that adolescents and young people in the Americas are developing in their communities, while taking ownership of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals – a set of global objectives to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

The selected projects will participate in an international meeting in Santiago de Chile, in November 2019. During these days they will take part in workshops and activities aimed at strengthening and developing their skills. The meeting ends with a presentation of the projects – to be held in ECLAC's Raúl Prebisch Hall – in front of their peers and representatives of América Solidaria and the United Nations, including ECLAC and UNICEF.

GOALS

CONCAUSA aims to empower, connect and mobilize adolescents accross the continent to build a network that contributes to a sustainable development and overcoming child poverty. The CONCAUSA Generation is being challenged to put the 2030 Agenda into practice through a social model that focuses on inclusive and equitable development with a high level of youth engagement, as a generation of sustainable social change.

1. Bringing young people closer to the Sustainable Development Goals and empowering them as key players in 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 enabling them to disseminate and multiply models of sustainable social change in their communities.

4. To create an adolescent network of transformation agents who are aware of their rights and who promote them in their environments.

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