Strengthening Local Governance and Promoting Citizen Participation

Global Communities is working in Nicaragua through the USAID-funded Local Governance Program to strengthen citizen participation and the capacity of civil society organizations to engage and influence key decision makers in order to improve local governance and development. This is being accomplished under a three-pronged approach which focuses on promoting citizen participation, building the capacity civil society organizations and increasing fiscal transparency in the municipal budgeting process.

Improving Regional Health Facilities

Global Communities is rehabilitating and expanding the Medical Supplies Warehouse of the Dr. Ernesto Sequeira Blanco Regional Training Hospital in Bluefields, Nicaragua. Activities include rehabilitation and expansion of the existing facility, provision of furniture, raised flooring and temperature and humidity control equipment as well as training on proper storage. The project will improve storage conditions of medical supplies and medicine that attend to a population of close to 150,000 people.

To learn more, please visit the Global Communities Nicaragua website or follow the program through their Facebook page.