The online platform Active Citizens was born in the city of Cali in 2013 at the head of a group of independent citizens, with the purpose of connecting citizens with the public sector in order to improve the efficiency of public management.
Problems and Purpose
The online government platform Active Citizens (Spanish: Ciudadanos Activos) aims to connect citizens in Cali, Colombia with the public sector, thus promoting more efficient public management.
Background History and Context
The platform was created in 2013 at the head of a group of independent citizens.
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The platform allows citizens to publish reports, alerts, problems or citizen projects. In the same way it allows users to participate in an interactive way in each of the problems that arise through the online citizen network. The information is geo-referenced, organized, classified and centralized so that different entities can use citizen feedback and make a better public management.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Active Citizens won two categories of the ''ExcelGel - Excellence in Government Online'' awards granted in Colombia by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in November 2013.
Analysis and Lessons Learned
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