Based in Colombia, the Civic Social Foundation for Cartagena (Fundación Cívico Social Pro Cartagena, FUNCICAR) was established in 1993 by a group of local businesspeople who were concerned about increasing government corruption and decreasing governability in the city. The organization aims to strengthen democratic processes in Cartagena and the Caribbean region of Colombia. FUNCICAR’s principal areas of work are citizen participation and oversight, good governance and improving institutional capacity, and strengthening electoral processes through citizen engagement. In this third area, the organization has led the Bolivar Political Debates Commission (Comisión de Debates Políticos de Bolivar) and organized candidate debates for mayor and governor.  | Website | Facebook | Twitter |