Margarita Maira

About Margarita Maira

Margarita is a Project Coordinator at Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, a civil society organization that seeks to strengthen democracy in Latin America. She is committed to strengthening governance in Latin America and has led campaigns to engage youth in dialogue with decision makers and political candidates. Additionally, she has worked with emerging leaders in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, training them on how to develop advocacy strategies and engage in public policy. Her experiences include working with former Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet’s digital communications team and with Chile’s Ministry General Secretariat of the Government.

Three Fearless Youths: Lessons and inspiration from successful advocacy in Chile, Nigeria and the Western Balkans

How are young people participating in politics today?” “How are they involved in policy making?” “Are governments giving space for youth to have a say? If not, how are they making their voices heard?” These were some of the questions I set out to answer with my fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy in March 2018. Democracies today are globally perceived as not being entirely representative of citizens, where the longing for more open governments and participatory politics is gaining supporters every day.

2019-03-27T13:15:55+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments