The Mixteca Region Begins Bilingual Intercultural Diploma in Community Governance

  • It seeks to strengthen citizen participation from exercising their rights.
  • Community leaders from 5 communities of Mixteca participate.

The Bilingual Intercultural Diploma in Community Governance for the Mixteca region was inaugurated last Friday, September 1st, with the participation of 45 leaders and key actors from 5 communities. The Diploma is part of the project “Community and intercultural governance for the exercise of social participation, accountability and human rights in the State of Oaxaca”, designed and implemented by a network of 5 Oaxacan organizations within the framework of the Laboratory program of Social Cohesion II, with co-financing from the European Union (EU) and the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID).

The venue was at the University Institute, “Unimos Tlaxiaco”, located in the Heroic city of Tlaxiaco; specifying that the successive sessions of the Diploma course will be held in Santa María Yucuhiti, Santiago Nuyoó and Santa María Cuquila, communities who participate in the project.

Participation in the inauguration included:  Mayra Cruz Bautista , Health Representative from Santiago Nuyoó; Miguel Gil Reyes, Director of the Unimos Tlaxiaco University Institute; Edith Matías Juan and Tomás López Sarabia, representatives of Cepiadet AC; Ana Bertha Cruz Martínez and Pedro Venegas Lázaro, representatives of Propuesta AC; Aline Castellanos Jurado and Ori Andrés Bensusan Piedrasanta, representatives of Diversidades AC; Laura Escobar Colmenares and Saúl Fuentes Olivares, representing Community Ideas AC and Esperanza Cardenas Salcido on part of Sikanda AC.

Noteworthy is the attendance of: Juan Hilario Santiago, President of the Commissariat of Communal Property of Santa María Cuquila; Zenaido Morales on behalf of the Tlaxiaco Education Authority; Areli López Quiroz, member of Nduya Ndandi Professional Circle for Training in Gender Equity AC; Francisco Santiago Montero, Representative of the Center for Industrial Technological Baccalaureate and Services, and Eduardo López and Jorge López, members of Integral Mission for Development in Mexico AC, accompanying their fellow citizens and/or participants.

The objective of the Diploma is to contribute to the strengthening of governance at the community and state levels through citizen participation based on the exercise of rights. It will be implemented for a period of three months and, upon completion, will serve as the basis for the following activities, which consist of monitoring the practical application of what is addressed in the modules and, subsequently, regional forums and a national exchange conference of experiences in community and intercultural governance will be held.