CEPPS works to encourage youth participation in political processes and governance by informing Guyanese youth on the importance of election participation and citizen representation while providing them with the resources and tools to advocate for key reforms that impact their demographic.
Strengthening Youth-Focused Civil Society Organizations:
To empower local CSOs to increase youth participation in political processes, CEPPS works with local youth-led civil society organizations to identify their strengths and weaknesses and develop targeted training modules to increase their organizational capacity. This encourages CSO’s to diversify programming, increase the potential impact, and reach a greater number of youth in Guyana. For example, trainings on advocacy campaigns helped a local partner to effectively conduct a nationwide civic and voter education campaign to increase youth participation in the electoral process.
Expanding Political Inclusion of Marginalized Groups:
Communities thrive when all members of society have access to social resources and government services. To ensure meaningful inclusion of marginalized groups, CEPPS’s technical approach includes:
CEPPS Key Achievements in Guyana:
CEPPS increases Guyanese awareness of the democratic and electoral processes
CEPPS strengthens Guyana’s youth civil society sector