Nexos Locales’s main objective is to strengthen the local governments of 29 municipalities of the western high plateau of Guatemala and guarantee an inclusive, responsible and effective development. To this end, the emphasis is on core issues of security and justice, governance and development with the aim of reducing local vulnerabilities, particularly in relation to food security and climate change.
Priority is given to issues of identity, inclusion and effective socio-economic development. The name of the project is the combination of two words, one representing the action (of the project) and the other the territory (of the area it covers). The first word is "nexos", that has to do with the "engage" that constitutes those bonds that will be created in each locality; And the second word that has to do directly with the democratic participation in the 29 "local" municipalities. In this sense the project is named: Nexos Locales, seeks to ensure citizen participation through its voice and with it its participation in the decision-making of its municipality for responsible governance