|Title||Sustainable Development for Youth in Rural Nariño|
|Maximum CIDA Contribution||$ 10,000,000|
|Executing Agency - Partner||UNDP - United Nations Development Programme|
|Start - End||2010 - 2015|
Human rights (015160): 20%
Public sector policy and administrative management (015110): 20%
Private sector development
Agricultural alternative development (031165): 20%
Strengthening basic education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (011230): 40%
The project supports vulnerable and at-risk youth in nine municipalities of the southern department of Nariño to generate, and benefit from, licit and sustainable economic initiatives leading them to a dignified life.
The project aims to increase the sustainable economic options for youth in the nine-targeted municipalities and provides training and technical assistance to develop income-generating projects, to access markets and to enhance production of agricultural and non-agricultural goods. The project also provides youth with access to economic inputs through a combination of subsidies and credit. In particular, given the rural area of the intervention, the project focuses on ecological production (both crops and small-scale livestock), but maintains enough flexibility to support relevant and strategic non-agricultural initiatives identified by beneficiaries and project staff.
In order to facilitate the above-mentioned activities, the project provides complementary training and technical assistance to strengthen family and social dynamics, as a strategy to prevent recruitment by illegal armed groups. The initiative also strengthens local government and civil society institutions in order for them to better support youth as agents of sustainable economic development and peace.
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|Progress and Results Achieved|
Results achieved as of March 2012 include: Training on guidelines for raising children, exercising authority without violence, promoting self-esteem and affection, protecting human rights, and building capacity to raise their children as agents for peace and social change was provided to 450 parents; 352 teachers participated in the construction of a road-map to accurately refer cases of human rights abuses against youth and learned the need to keep strengthening the issue of addressing and preventing violence; 1,054 youth (579 men and 475 women) received training on how to formulate sustainable and income-generating initiatives.
Eight business plans were developed in the three targeted municipalities in the mountain region; 14 business plans were developed in the six municipalities of the Pacific coast; 504 youth have strengthened technical capacities and improved skills to help them succeed in their productive initiatives; 900 young men and women have received gender equality training.
In the nine targeted municipalities, 95 public officials were trained on public policies relating to youth and gender ; six youth from the CIDA-funded project ran for municipal council and three of them were elected as council members in their respective municipalities
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