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Opportunities for youth development.

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  • 2016

The project titled “Opportunities for Youth Development” seeks to generate better conditions for young people living in rural communities and under conditions of increased social vulnerability in five municipalities in the department of Retalhuleu (San Felipe, Santa Cruz Maluá, Retalhuleu, San Martín and San Sebastián).

According to the study titled “Public Investment in the Young”, carried out by the Central American Fiscal Studies Institute (ICEFI) in Guatemala, per capita daily public investment in young people is equivalent to USD 0.36 (36 cents). This amount is considered an insufficient response to the serious difficulties and needs faced by this population segment. The reach of the Technical Training and Productivity Institute (INTECAP) is minimal in relation to the number of youths for whom training would mean access to an opportunity in the job market. In addition to tuition costs, the option is in practice inaccessible for the neediest. Analysts have pointed out that there is no programme in support of juvenile entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Economy.

The foregoing means the young are not being provided the required opportunities by which to support their personal, family and community development. This may well contribute to situations in which adolescents and young adults have few expectations they will be able to improve their lives. This makes them more prone to join street gangs, and as decent jobs are virtually non-existent, it is easy to slide into delinquency as a means of acquiring resources on which to survive. Opportunities to develop are scarcest in rural areas.

Forest Governance in REDD+ and FLEGT: Mayan Biosphere Reserve

ACOFOP is a community-based association made up of 24 peasant and forest organizations that through Good Community Forestry Management, ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: Mayan communities, Guatemala

The Forest Governance Project, financed by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: MAPF

The Forest Governance Project, funded by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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