Consejos Cantonales Juveniles

This project - supported by IICD - responds to the strong need for new leaders in Ecuador and for spaces in which young talented people can interact about new leadership styles based on transparency and social participation. Two local youth councils (Consejos Locales Juveniles) were installed in the municipalities of Bahía de Caráquez, Sucre (Manabí province) and Puerto Ayora (Galápagos). These CLJs received training in ICT tools and organisational issues. Also, the project addresses specific local management issues and the application of the Law on Access to Public Information (LOTAIP). The use of ICTs in communication and information management is vital in bringing empowerment of these local youth groups about, notably through the set-up of public information corners installed at locations of easy access for local youth.
Date November 2008