CONCAUSA 2017: These are the chosen projects

Estados Unidos
Meet the teams who were chosen from Central America and the United States

Check out which teams were chosen to participate in Concausa!

Concausa is an initiative organized by America Solidaria, ECLAC and UNICEF, which seeks to discover and disseminate social innovation that young people between the ages of 15 and 17 are developing in their communities, taking ownership of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. 17 groups from all over the continent will participate in the meeting to be held in November in Santiago, Chile.

Concausa received 341 proposals from young people from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

Two teams will be representing the region of Central America and the United States (videos currently available only in Spanish)

Vida a Nuestra Comunidad from Palmar in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional from Iximché Paxixil in Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Benito Baranda, executive president of América Solidaria, expressed his thanks to all young applicants; “Give it your all, work tirelessly, help each other and transform reality from within your localities, from the local to the global. I assure you this transformation will strongly affect the entire continent. ”

The representative of UNICEF Chile, Hai Kyung Jun, highlighted the success and noted that “adolescents, like the ones we see today in Concausa, exemplify that we can all, and otherwise must, do something and contribute from our knowledge and skills to improve the living conditions of the childhood and adolescence of the region. ”

The chosen teams will participate along with other young people in training activities to be held in the Chilean capital between November25th and December 1st, which will culminate with a seminar in the ECLAC’s Raúl Prebitsch Room, where they will present their proposals to national and international authorities.

America Solidaria US encourages the entire spanish speaking community living in the United States to join this initiative and prepare their projects for the cycle CONCAUSA 2018 version. For more information, contact the e-mail: and/or visit the website: