To increase the participation of citizens, social movements, civic hackers, and governments in social change in Latin America through the use of civic technologies, multi-sector and regional alliances, and open data.
In Montevideo, Uruguay, the Por Mi Barrio (In My Neighborhood) application has been developed to allow residents to use any device (smartphones, tablets, computers) to report urban problems in their neighborhood concerning trees, storm drains, street sweeping, trash, and landscaping. The launch of this app has made the complaint process more proactive and engaged more residents in reporting urban problems. It has also changed the relationship between government and society.
Datamx is a digital platform for open innovation that calls on citizens to solve social problems through the publication and use of open data.
Development of the application “Ojo en las metas” (“An eye on the goals”), designed to monitor public sector goals and allow for citizen interaction and participation.
Support for 4 data journalism experiments using technology to contribute to access to information and citizen participation in the region.
Tweaking of the Democracia OS (Democracy OS) platform, designed to improve collective decision-making, access to information, and civic engagement.
Partner since 2013 in the Civic Innovation Accelerator Fund, an intiative designed to bridge the gap between civic movements and technology.
Development of new functions for the DATEA platform to improve crowd-mapping and monitoring, as well as to develop a tool to strengthen civic campaigns in Peru.
Development of two platforms (ElAvizor and Queremos Saber) designed to follow elections and provide access to information in Paraguay.
Video from the First Meeting of the Civic Innovation Accelerator Fund Community of Practice - Mexico City 2014 [in Spanish]
II Conferencia Regional de Datos Abiertos en América Latina y el Caribe (2nd Regional Conference on Open Data in Latin America and the Caribbean) [in Spanish]