The multi-sector policy design team has been busy over the past months in the Southern Atlantic Authonomous Region of Nicaragua, applying Human Centered Design tools to understand the realities of the people. Read all about it in our latest newsletter.
With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in 2014 UNICEF is able to collaborate also with the authorities and civil society of Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region of Nicaragua in applying design thinking into the making of the Regional Policy for Children and Adolescents.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
USAID's development program in Nicaragua, which focuses on democracy, education and citizen security, is designed to:
- Promote democracy by training young, emerging democratic leaders and providing technical assistance to bolster civil society engagement and improve local governance.
- Improve HIV/AIDS prevention awareness, counseling and testing.
- Provide educational opportunities for at-risk youth through scholarships for children in grades 4-6 and for high school students in Nicaragua’s South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) that are highly vulnerable to drug trafficking.