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22 - 23 May, 2019

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Cerrito Forum 2019 brings together participants with outstanding experience in the field of poverty elimination, from well-known experts to emerging leaders, will contribute by sharing their knowledge, ideas and solutions to this global issuel. Participation is through application only.

What to expect

At Cerrito Forum, you will share ideas, challenges, and solutions for poverty elimination with participants from different sectors. By being part of this collaborative network, you can construct and design strategies that will help you lead the change in your community.

Carried out in Cerrito Agricultural High School, you will learn about the self-sufficient model that promotes the “learn by doing, selling, and earning” methodology. Developed to address poverty at an early age, the school provides students with the necessary tools to create their own agricultural business or compete successfully in the job market. If you are interested in eliminating poverty through education, you will be able to examine how this self-sufficient school trains its students to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

You will also experience the Poverty Stoplight’s Cerrito Initiative. This project seeks to eliminate multidimensional poverty in a poor, primarily indigenous community over a three-year period. The Cerrito Initiative works by activating the entrepreneurial potential of 1,000 families and empowering them to end their own poverty. By visiting the community, you will be able to learn more about the history, culture and language of the QOM people, and understand how the Cerrito Initiative is impacting their lives.

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About Paraguay

Paraguay is located in the heart of South America. It currently has a population of almost seven million people, most of them young and living mainly in the eastern region.

Our climate is tropical to subtropical with an average temperature of 25º to 35º Celsius in summer and 10º to 20º Celsius in winter. We have two official languages, Spanish and Guaraní. The latter is the first indigenous language in South America to reach the status of official language.

The mixture of indigenous communities, along with the prevalence of the Guaraní language, and the presence of immigrants from various countries of the world creates an extraordinary wealth in cultural practices. This is reflected in Paraguayan crafts and gastronomy, for example, as well as traditional celebrations, such as dance and folk music.

Paraguay has been consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world by the Gallup consultancy. We challenge you to discover why!

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