Transformative Innovation (Span. Innovación Transformadora) is an initiative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Bolivia that seeks to to connect collective innovation initiatives addressing the humanitarian, economic, and social crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Problems and Purpose
In Bolivia, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) has launched the online platform innovaciontransformadora.org to connect collective innovation initiatives addressing the humanitarian, economic, and social crisis unleashed by the 2019 pandemic. The project’s objective is to democratize access to scientific and digital knowledge through the acceleration of automation and digital transformation. It articulates citizen initiatives that foster economic development, social justice, and the use of technology and seeks to connect innovators with each other.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Bolivia
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Citizens can register and upload their own initiatives in the portal. Initiatives are then displayed to channel potential volunteers and supporters. Some of them include a platform that shows COVID-19 related infographics and audio files in indigenous languages, an open-data repository collecting georeferenced data on the supply of services and health facilities in Bolivia, a grass-roots campaign to deliver food supplies to elderly shelters, and many more.