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The AVINA-Omidyar Civic Innovation Accelerator Fund shares its “Lessons Learned”

CIVIC TECHNOLOGIES AS TOOLS FOR CHANGE: IS BALANCE BETWEEN ONLINE AND OFFLINE ACTIONS A NECESSARY CONDITION TO ACHIEVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CIVIC INNOVATIONS? Three years after its creation, the AVINA-Omidyar Civic Innovation Accelerator Fund has proved to be a catalyst for thriving experiences of technological innovations for social change in the region. It has turned […]

D.A.T.A.: Un premio al desafío de trabajar codo a codo con el Estado

En la nota anterior les contamos la experiencia de una empresa privada, Appcivico.com, que promueve la optimización de los recursos tecnológicos a favor de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil. Hoy les contaremos acerca de una organización de la sociedad civil que fomenta las alianzas con los gobiernos para que el trabajo conjunto redunde en […]

ConDatos 2015: La conversación regional sobre los Datos Abiertos

La región es el contexto propicio para la propuesta de un verdadero cambio basado en el aprovechamiento de los datos abiertos. La identidad latina, sostenida y enriquecida por las particularidades de nuestra pluralidad cultural es el crisol perfecto para construir innovación política basada en datos abiertos y tecnologías cívicas. No en vano Latinoamérica es una […]

Main advancements of the IOTA Project in terms of platform adoption

Next, some numbers that show how the platform is being used, although we know that the use of the platform is just one of the elements of the Theory of Change of the project.   Number of users: 295 Municipalities and 39 Social Movements 113 Uploaded datasets: 203 configured indicators 1 Installation done by other […]

Accelerator Fund – 1 year: What have we learned and what is coming in 2014?

Major advances in 2013 1)   Execution of 44% of resources planned through 6 platforms supported in 2013; 2)    Community of Practice formation (22 organizations), which is supporting us to better understand the challenges of implementing this Fund; so far, we have had only a webinar with its members; 3)    Creation and maintenance of a website, […]

Accelerator Fund – 1 year: What are its projects and their objectives?

The first call for proposals and selected projects The first call for proposals was organized between February and June 2013 and received 140 proposals, from which we selected four. In September 2013 two new proposals were approved from a selection process by invitation. Six projects are currently supported by the Fund as below. Plataform/ Project […]