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2030 Agenda Citizens Ambassadors Program

The program aims to engage local youth lead civil society org. in the implementation and citizen monitoring processes of the 2030 Agenda.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The program is an 8 month program per edition that considers:
1. Launching call and selection process: In this stage we open the application process. We are expecting 100 applications, the selection process will consider, geographical, gender and group representation.
2. Capacity building process: This program considers 5 evaluated online training sessions that aim to strength the capacity building process and to deliver useful tools for citizens engagement to the participant organizations.
1. Program introduction,
3. Activities implementation: During the implementation of the actions the youth lead participant organizations will have to articulate with their local society stakeholders developing a social tissue that will support the participant organizations future actions for the development of their communities. The program considers 4 activities:
a) School 2030: Is a 4 sessions intervention in local schools that aim to educate kids regarding sustainable development approaches.
b) Community 2030: Uses public spaces to sensitize local people and collect citizen’s commitments for local sustainable development.
c) Impacting from my sphere of action: Helps the participant organizations to articulate their organizational goals to the sustainable development goals.
d) Conferences and workshops: Participant organizations deliver informative workshops in their communities in partnerships with universities and local governments.
e) UN My World 2030 Survey, This survey is promoted by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign as the most open mechanism to engage citizens in the 2030 Agenda monitoring process.
4. Permanent training 4 online thematic sessions.
5. A 2 day Conference in september on the frame of the SDGs anniversary.
6. Systematization of the programs data and contributions to be reported with global stakeholders.
7. Certification: for Youth lead CSOs that finished the program and their members who completed the educational training.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Direct beneficiaries: Local youth lead or youth focus CSOs with teams of at least 3 members who have been working on their communities in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia and El Salvador.
Indirect beneficiaries: People, local governments who are part of the activities facilitated by the participant CSOs, people who had a say at the UN My World 2030 survey.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

This initiative is unique because we have buildied global and local partnerships to act "Glocal" and engage a group (Youth CSOs) that is taken usually as a beneficiary as a relevant stakeholder that not only can mobilize their communities but also engage in formal accountability processes to implement the 2030 Agenda. The program has a molecular approach so it encourage even small organizations with small reach to initiate an empowerment process and co lead the sustainable development process in their communities. Finally due to our partnerships we are able to share the programs achievements and recognize the work of each organization which makes them feel empowered and part of this process. We think our approach is more successful since we do not limit our actions due to budget or so we run the program through partnerships and this makes participants organizations not only interact with their peer but with relevant actors globally to take action.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Majority Adoption: I have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

We are a youth lead organization based in Peru that started as a social media platform on 2013. Now we are a registered youth lead organization that focus on citizens and social actors engagemen in the development process of their communities, opening spaces for them to educate, articulate with their peers and take action in their community. We hold the position as Regional Co Organizing Partner at the United Nations NGO Major Group and are members of the 2030 agenda CSOs national working group

Expertise in sector

  • 5-7 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The Millennials Movement first national program was leading the national alliance to facilitate the UN My World 2015 survey in Peru to bring people´s voices to UN and global Decision makers, we facilitate the participation of 38000 peruvians through a youth volunteering and partnership strategy with no money. Once the SDGs were adopted we believed youth had the potential to contribute in a relevant way with the 2030 Agenda implementation and drive change, so we wanted to open an space for them.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Peace: The program includes citizens and youth lead civil society organizations in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda process, through an educational component, in their communities and in a formal citizens lead agenda monitoring process through the UN My World 2030 survey. This allows citizens and CSOs be part of the discussion and the local accountability process regarding the 2030 Agenda in a more inclusive way reducing chances of future conflict.
Planet: The transversal approach of sustainable development is related to climate action, the program sensitize participant CSOs and citizens regarding the importance to protect the planet while they action for the agenda and also during their regular lives activities.
Prosperity: The precious experiences showed us that during the program and after other stakeholders such as private sector joined the actions to achieve SDGs by 2030 in their communities improving this way the chances for a better future through a new way of thinking.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

a) Young Americas Business Trust - YABT: Civil society organization based in Washington DC that will provide an online educational platform to deliver the capacity building program stage. http://yabt.net/
b) Project Everyone - The World Largest Lesson: We have a partnership with this organization to use the sustainable development curricula for students (6 - 15 years old) in the School 2030 interventions. http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/
c) United Nations SDG Action Campaign: With them we will have the permissions to engage citizens in the 2030 Agenda global monitoring process through the My World 2030 survey and who we have work before in previous projects. http://sdgactioncampaign.org/
d) Latin America Youth Center / based in Uruguay: The center will help us to deliver the capacity building process with youth lead organizations, by facilitating experts in youth affairs and development processes. http://www.celaju.net/
e) UN System in Peru as knowledge partner

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

1. We have the most specialized youth generation in the history.
2. Youth lead organizations have the capability to mobilize not only resources but political will and community action in their communities.
3. Youth lead organizations are willing to be part of this global process for the implementation of the 230 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
4. We can mobilize actions using ITCs and other available technology.

Geographic Focus

The focus: LATAM region, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

We are launching the first regional pilot after 2 national editions, so we plan to run the program until 2019 for a second regional edition which means we will need 18 months for this two regional editions implementation.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

If Yes, how has project idea changed, grown, or evolved since last year? (2,000 characters)

On 2016 we Launched the first pilot in Peru per 4 months benefiting 20 CSOs in 14 regions on Peru and benefiting indirectly 5 000 citizens during the program implementation. We worked with 3 partners.
On 2017, we launched the program´s second edition per 8 months benefiting 52 CSOs in Peru located in 21 regions of the country. We indirectly benefited 10000 citizens during the program´s implementation and worked with international organizations, the peruvian government and regional youth focus institutions as partners.
On 2018, we have planned to launch the first regional pilot program in some countries of the LATAM region, this because different organizations reached to us last year to participate but since the program was limited for peruvian organizations they were not able to join.
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I work with EcoViva on environmental conservation in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador. We also work on youth development initiatives and your project sounds very interesting. I would like to connect with you to see if there are any opportunities for collaboration!