Multiplying efforts in monitoring and follow-up of Public Educational Policy
This project aims at: "Multiplying efforts in monitoring and follow-up of Public Educational Policies for the defense and promotion of Human right to education with a gender and human rights approach". It will do so by strengthen the capacities of civil society in advocacy for the monitoring of public policies, and to carry out advocacy and promotional actions, actions with a cross-cutting emphasis on gender and human rights.
The project will be implemented in the most complex and critical context for Nicaraguan society, particularly for CSOs in the country, which are besieged and hindered in carrying out their work and in a scenario where the democratic legitimacy of the Nicaraguan government is not recognized at the international level and in a context where the flow of cooperation is almost nil for CSOs. Nevertheless, it is still possible with a local social fabric that subsists, to continue doing, contributing, building proposals and making recommendations to improve the situation of Nicaraguan education.
The project will be implemented by the Education Coalition liaison office, specifically by the Technical Team, in permanent communication with the coalitions Board of Directors. In the implementation of the project, allied organizational expressions of the coalition will participate, among them ANIDES, Mesa Educativa de Camoapa y Nueva Guinea, Proyecto Lechuza, Asociación Niños del Fortín, Mesa Nacional LGBTIQ+, Colectivo de jóvenes indígenas Lenderí, Grupo Scout 100 Baden Powell, who will assume the role of facilitators and coordinators of actions at the local level.
The group of CSOs and other actors have proposed the following challenges and purposes:
- To promote training processes and collaborative learning spaces with CSOs, vulnerable and local groups for the definition, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of public policies with a gender and human rights approach.
- Articulate key social actors for the construction of advocacy spaces for the definition, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of public policies with a gender and human rights approach, the idea is to overcome the closure of spaces and creatively identify loopholes to participate with local authorities especially and contribute to the improvement of education.
- Manage knowledge and generate information on the human right to education, on its circumstantial state, on the incidences that affect its full validity, to identify alerts and develop recommendations and proposals, all these actions supported by empirical evidence through research processes that evaluate and make recommendations and proposals to public policies.
- Promote and raise awareness on human rights in education, human development and gender equality through planning, collective construction and execution of educational campaigns at the national and local levels and in alliance with other Central American coalitions throughout the region.
The project in its implementation will have 3 emphases, human rights approach, gender approach, seeking to mainstream that perspective, thus contributing to reduce gender gaps and rural-urban gaps, working on the role of girls, adolescents and adult women and finally a synergistic approach to develop joint actions with other partners in the country.
An earlier phase of the project was implemented in 2020-2021 with support from Education Out Loud.