Civil society in Nicaragua has grown in size and credibility over the past decades. Yet, weak organizational structures, ineffective advocacy techniques, and lack of reliable funding prevent many Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from fully serving Nicaraguan society.
The Capacity Building for Civil Society Advocacy (CBCSA) program supports citizens’ ability to engage in democratic governance through civil society and the media in order to shape policy dialogues and promote government accountability. Dexis and its subcontractor Chemonics International are empowering 10 CSOs to more effectively promote awareness, advocacy, and activism in Nicaraguan society. The program also improves CSO management capabilities and uses evidence-based practices for advocacy campaigns.
This multi-year initiative is known locally as the ‘Programa de Fortalecimiento y Desarrollo Institucional,’ or FDI.