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INTEC and Citizen Participation train 57 community leaders in Advocacy in the Reforms

The participants learned about the institutional design of the State, political parties and citizenship, public policies and social management, among other issues

INTEC and Citizen Participation train 57 community leaders in Advocacy in the Reforms

SANTO DOMINGO. The Center for Governance and Social Management (CEGES) of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and the Nonpartisan Civic Movement Civic Participation 57 graduated community leaders who attended the Diploma on Advocacy in the Reforms.

Graduates of the Diploma, sponsored by the European Union y Oxfam, belong to various organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) of the Dominican civil society and it is expected that in the near future they will be transformative agents with the ability to influence and guide the meaning of public policies in the country.

The training was given by experts of recognized prestige in the areas of democratic governance and political advocacy such as Flavio Darío Espinal, Javier Cabreja, Wilfredo Lozano, José Rijo, Domingo Matías, Juan Manuel Guerrero, Tirsy Quezada, Luis Ortega, Davide Zucchini, Luis Corporán , Fatima Espinal, Manuel Ortega, Magda Pepén, Juan Báez and Pengsieng Sang Ben.

During 14 weeks and with a total of 82 teaching hours, the Diploma trained the community leaders in matters related to the institutional design of the State, political parties and citizenship, the Dominican Public Administration, public policies and social management, the organizational development of CSOs and political incidence.

As final work, the participants elaborated an Incidence Plan to intervene in a problem of their community and initiate a transformation strategy, involving the key political actors of their locality.

The awarding of diplomas was held on September 14 last September in the Julio Ravelo Room of the INTEC Library Fountain and counted with the presence of Rosalía Sosa, executive director of Participación Ciudadana and Rafael Toribio, director of CEGES.

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