Gender and Youth Assessment & Action Plan Guatemala NEXOS Locales Project
Iris Group conducted a joint gender and youth assessment for the USAID-funded Nexos Locales project in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Through an initial rapid assessment and gender analysis, the team offered guidance on ways to strengthen female and youth participation and to design programming with gender and youth-specific vulnerabilities in mind. A one day strategic planning workshop was held with project staff and partners to discuss the results of the rapid assessment and brainstorm possible avenues for incorporating gender and youth considerations into strategy implementation, as well as building in leverage points for gender and youth-conscious engagement. The assistance included preparation of a Gender and Youth Integration Plan for the project.