Granada, Nicaragua

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A tourist capital

Granada is considered the tourist capital of Nicaragua, and is a culturally important city characterized by its history, colonial and neoclassical architecture, artists and events. Its economic activities centre on services and commerce, followed by the agricultural and industrial sectors.  

Vision and Strategy

For us, lifelong learning is a tool for recognizing our historical legacy and providing our inhabitants with opportunities to development knowledge for economic, social, cultural and sustainable development. We aim not only to strengthen the skills of educators, but also to foster cultural activities that transmit knowledge of our traditions. Moreover, we intend to promote natural medicine and complementary treatments among adolescents, mothers, fathers and legal guardians of those at risk.  

Policies, Plan and Implementation

Sustainability and health

  • Granada’s Municipal Development Plan 2020–2025 prioritizes health and education, and mobilizes resources to ensure continuous improvements in these areas. Initiatives include health and child care for infants aged 0 to 6 years; programmes to combat drug abuse and addiction; and projects to promote natural medicines. 

Equity and inclusion

  • Through the Ministry of Education and its Technology Centres, the city guarantees access to free, quality public education for all sectors of society. Initiatives focus on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, literacy, people with disabilities, older people, and at-risk youth. 

Decent work and entrepreneurship

  • The National Technological has developed a certification programme for people with work experience and without a degree. The programme is aimed at self-employed workers and/or tradespeople. 

Good practices

Nicaragua Fuerza Bendita (Blessed Strength)

  • The programme has provided courses and job training to over 100 people with disabilities. It has also supported their participation in fairs, fashion shows and business conferences, has promoted their businesses through the media and social networks. 

Love programme

  • This programme focuses on education, nutrition, health, early years activities and child care, and has enabled Granada to assist street children and reduce child labour and all forms of exploitation affecting children and adolescents.

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Mr Pedro Pablo Vargas Mena

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Mr Yasser Vladimir Muñoz Caldera
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