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Transformative Action Project

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This project aims to build a diverse cadre of future political leaders in Guatemala who are able to address the country’s most pressing challenges, by providing opportunities for youth to engage in civic and political processes through increasing youth-led advocacy, civic and political participation, and building civil leadership skills.

This project aims to build a diverse cadre of future political leaders in Guatemala who are able to address the country’s most pressing challenges, by providing opportunities for youth to engage in civic and political processes through increasing youth-led advocacy, civic and political participation, and building civil leadership skills.

The objective of this activity is to build a diverse cadre of future political leaders in Guatemala who are able to address some of the country’s most pressing challenges. The activity provides opportunities for youth to engage in civic and political processes by increasing youth-led advocacy, civic and political participation, and by building civil leadership skills. This includes training rising leaders in such areas as communication and coalition building, providing opportunities for youth to exercise their newly learned skills. The project will draw on a diverse group of young leaders, including young women and the disabled from across the country. To support youth civic activities across Guatemala, the project will work with governmental, religious, and traditional authorities to incorporate youth leadership and participation into their programs to better engage youth.

This project is expected to run from August 8, 2017 through August 6, 2022 with an estimated total USAID investment of $15,000,000.

USAID’s implementer for this project is International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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