America Solidaria U.S. meets with ECLAC in Washington D.C.

Estados Unidos
Our joint initiative, CONCAUSA, is a program that promotes sustainable development projects created by young leaders throughout the region of the Americas. Teams receive feedback and suggestions to improve their projects; the top 15 teams selected by a jury receive a scholarship to attend a symposium in Santiago, Chile.

On April 26th in the offices of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Washington DC there was a meeting between Inés Bustillo, ECLAC Director in Washington D.C., Rex Garcia-Hidalgo, ECLAC Administrative Assistant; Sebastián Zulueta, Executive Director of America Solidaria Internacional; and from America Solidaria U.S., Rebecca Nelson, Executive Director and Lina Valbuena, Partnerships Director.

During the meeting, Sebastián Zulueta presented the results of the pilot year of CONCAUSA2030, an America Solidaria initiative with the support of the ECLAC and UNICEF, which seeks to gather and disseminate social innovation projects that the youth of the Americas are carrying out in their communities, taking on the framework of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

“The support of the ECLAC has been fundamental in the successful development of CONCAUSA; this joint initiative has managed to mobilize hundreds of youths in the region,” affirmed the Executive Director of America Solidaria Internacional.

The team discussed the development of effective strategies that contribute to the expansion of this project, particularly in the United States and the broader region, so that more youths and relevant stakeholders can join on to the CONCAUSA generation.

 

In the photo: Inés Bustillo, ECLAC Director in Washington D.C., Rex Garcia-Hidalgo, ECLAC Administrative Assistant; Sebastián Zulueta, Executive Director of America Solidaria Internacional; Rebecca Nelson, Executive Director and Lina Valbuena, Partnerships Director (America Solidaria U.S.).