Location Belém, PA
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Education and Culture

Fala Tucunduba

Teaching young leaders to create local change and manage the region’s water resources

Ame o Tucunduba acts to facilitate access to information about urban water and promotes interaction between citizens and Belém’s river basins, in particular the Tucunduba River – the second largest urban basin in the city. The region is regarded as a socially segregated area of the city, marked by serious infrastructure problems associated with use, occupation and resulting conflicts stemming from inadequate management of urban waters.

The project proposes to mobilize, educate and train young people from peripheral neighborhoods, which occupy the basin, to participate in water resource management. The aim is for them to have access to a democratic and transparent way of managing water; and develop competencies that allow them to assume a leading role in solving the challenges of the Tucunduba Basin and local transformation.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Ame o Tucunduba will:

•Train 20 young people in education, social participation, planning and management of water;
•Local mobilization campaigns;
• Provide a laboratory for active brainstorming of solutions;
•Produce a community involved diagnosis and action plan;
• Technical visits throughout the Tucunduba extension.

Impact

Training of young people from peripheries to interfere positively in the management of water resources
Strengthening the participation of society in water management
Empowerment of young people to effect local transformation

“The project meets the demand for democratization of information regarding water management in the region and contributes to the guarantee of rights.” -Team Ame o Tucunduba

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