The purpose of the CBPT Project is to reduce social conflict and violence and increase social cohesion and peacebuilding in Guatemala’s Western Highlands Region.
The project will contribute to Government of Guatemala (GOG) and United States Government (USG) objectives of promoting development,
reducing poverty, and reducing irregular migration as per the USG’s Strategy for Engagement in Central America and the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle.
CBPT seeks to bring together diverse sectors and stakeholders within communities in the Western Highlands to identify and address the main drivers of social conflict at the familial, community, and municipal levels.
The project will seek to address the drivers of social conflict by focusing on four of the general categories of recommendations proposed by USAID/Guatemala’s 2015 conflict vulnerability assessment team—youth and families; governance; land; and extractive industries and natural resource exploitation.