Announcement: Intercultural Bilingual Diploma in Community Governance Begins


  • It seeks to promote citizen participation through the exercise of their rights.
  • Community leaders of 5 communities of the Central Valleys participate.


Saturday, the 26th of August, marked the inauguration of the Intercultural Bilingual Diploma in Community Governance, in which 45 leaders and key actors from 5 communities in the Central Valleys region participated as part of the project, “Community and Intercultural governance to exercise social participation, accountability, and human rights in the state of Oaxaca”, which was designed and implemented by a web of 5 Oaxacan organizations having its headquarters in the Defense for Human Rights of the people of Oaxaca on the basis of the rapprochement between civil society organizations and the State Government within the framework of the laboratory of Social cohesion II with the impetus of the European Union (EU) and the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID).

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Participation in the inauguration included: C. Jaime Hernández Bravo, Municipal President of Santa Catarina Quiané; Mtra. Mayra Vásquez Santos, institutional link of the Mexican International Cooperation Agency for Development in the leadership/head of government in the state of Oaxaca;  Edith Matías Juan and Tomás López Sarabia, representatives of Cepiadet A.C.; Ana Bertha Cruz Martínez and Pedro Venegas Lázaro, representatives of Propuesta A.C.;  Aline Castellanos Jurado and Ori Andrés Bensusan Piedrasanta, representatives of Diversidades A.C.;  Laura Escobar Colmenares and Saul Fuentes Olivares, representatives of Ideas Comunitarias A.C. and Esperanza Cardenas Salcido, on part of SiKanda A.C.

Noteworthy is the attendance of municipal authorities of Villa Diaz Ordaz, Teotitlan del Valle, Santa Catarina Quiané, the municipal agent of San Pablo Guilá and representatives of the San Juan Chapultepec agency, accompanying their fellow citizens. In addition, Ms. Diana Alva Pazarán from the Ombudsman for Human Rights of the People of Oaxaca attended; María de la Paz Padilla Soria of the Secretariat of the Oaxacan Woman, and Rafaela Hernández Chávez citizen of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, who, among others, integrate the Interinstitutional Advisory Group convened by the executing organizations.


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.