2003 Winner
Winners:
Ancash, Peru - CARITAS DE HUARAZ
2003
Publication:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Sponsored By:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Jurisdiction:
Peru

The objective of "Concertar es Construir" was to build seven kilometers of roads and eight kilometers of bridges, to connect the regions of Anta, San Isidro and Poncos, which all belong to the Santo Toribio river basin.

These constructions benefit all cities located in the highlands of the river basin, since they are now connected trough these roads and bridges. This project is the result of the combined efforts of the participants of the "Mesa de Concertacion", a roundtable bringing together citizens, the Church, NGOs, public institutions, the Ministry of Transportation, the regional government, and private companies, in an effort to fight poverty.

The direct results of this experiment include a reinforcement of the community organization, the optimizations of resources and an increased credibility of leaders and local authorities.

Contact Information:

Giovanna Gross Porras
Secretaria General
Peru
Phone: (51)(043) 72-1558
chuaraz@caritas.org.pe