2021 Award "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"
15th Edition 2021
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Lima Joven Acciona
Lima Joven Acciona (Action of Youth in Lima) is an original programme of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima that seeks to promote political and citizen participation and dialogue with the city's youth, for the benefit of their communities, hand in hand with the local government and various strategic allies.
In 2019, it was identified that the active citizen participation of young people in local development processes involving the Metropolitan Government was practically non-existent. As an example of this, only two youth organisations had been identified with which the municipality's Youth Sub-management had articulated actions only for youth volunteering.
In response to this problem, the Lima Joven Acciona programme was designed and implemented, based on the implementation of four strategies. In this way, the programme helps young people in Lima to develop leadership, organisational and public speaking skills. It also motivates them to be able to express their opinions and proposals for solutions, to plan and develop projects and social interventions for the benefit of their communities, as well as to participate in consultation spaces that allow for the sustainability of their actions.
Lima Joven Acciona has trained 3,000 young people in the city in leadership, organisation and public speaking, identified 300 youth organisations in Metropolitan Lima with which initiatives are being coordinated, involved 2,253 young people in dialogue and debate, established 56 strategic alliances with public and private institutions to achieve objectives, and promoted the design and implementation of 108 community and social projects with organised and unorganised young people.
In addition, with the articulated work of Lima's youth, four institutional spaces for youth citizen participation have been created:
(i) The Lima Young Leaders Network for the creation of initiatives by independent young people.
(ii) The Metropolitan Network for Youth Organisations to make visible and generate work networks between youth organisations in the city.
(iii) The District Council for Youth Participation of Lima Cercado, which represents the various youth organisations in the district of Lima Cercado.
(iv) The Metropolitan System for the Promotion and Management of Youth Policies was reactivated.
Thanks to these platforms, the sustainability of youth interventions in their community is guaranteed, regardless of the metropolitan municipal government in power, as each of these spaces is backed by normative documents.
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