• EDD participation year: 2015
  • Country: Brazil

Edgleison is a coordinator of the movement “Youth Monitoring of Public Policies” (MJPOP) a youth-led initiative of social accountability, research, and continual dialog and collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders to propose solutions and hold officials to account. He has been instrumental in public policy and improved public services, for example related to violence against youth, slums, and creatively improving urban spaces, in the city of Fortaleza, with one of the highest incidence of youth mortality. He is passionate, and has participated in various conferences at national and international levels (including Rio+20), has had many encounters with government authorities at all levels, and is active on social media (the MJPOP campaign reaching over 50,000 in a week).


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