What is CONCAUSA?
It is an initiative of CEPAL, UNICEF and America Solidaria, which has the collaboration of Fundación Caserta and the sponsorship of Preuniversity Pedro de Valdivia, which seeks to know and disseminate proposals for social innovation that adolescents and young people of America are developing in their communities, appropriating the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
The selected participants will participate in an international meeting based in Santiago, Chile, during November 2019. During these days, they will share workshops and activities aimed at strengthening and developing their skills. The meeting ends with the presentation of the projects in a Meeting of Ideas to be held in the Raúl Prebisch salon of the ECLAC, in front of its peers and representatives of the United Nations, including ECLAC and UNICEF.
CONCAUSA aims to empower, connect and mobilize the adolescents of the American continent around a network that contributes to sustainable development and to overcome child poverty. The CONCAUSA Generation has the challenge of implementing Agenda 2030 through a social model that focuses on inclusive and equitable development with youth leadership, as a generation of sustainable social change.
- Bringing young people closer to the Sustainable Development Goals and empowering them as protagonists in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
- Strengthening project management capabilities between the youth and adolescents, both for the development of innovative and collaborative solutions, and to mobilize future leaders of the continent.
- Develop the empowerment of young people and adolescents that allows them to spread and multiply models of sustainable social change in their communities.
- Articulate a teenage network of transformation agents aware of their rights and promoters in their environments.