The proliferation of social conflict marks the social and political landscape of Guatemala. These conflicts manifest themselves through road blocks, public protests, and seizures, in some cases leading to dialogue and in others escalating to further conflict. These tensions play out against a backdrop of endemic poverty, inequality, insecurity, and weak institutions, which can be seen as results of entrenched corruption.
PartnersGlobal is one of the implementing partners of a five year, USAID-funded peacebuilding program in Guatemala that seeks to reduce social conflict and violence and improve social cohesion and peacebuilding in Guatemala’s Western Highlands Region. Partners is serving as a peace and conflict advisor and leading the institutional strengthening component, which entails working with government officials and social actors to develop and strengthen a culture and capacities for dialogue, negotiation, consensus-building, and collaboration.