#TogetherforPanama (Span. #JuntosporPanamá) is a digital platform that aims to collect citizen proposals and opinions on different topics related to the effects of COVID-19 and the future impact management strategies to face them.
Problems and Purpose
#TogetherforPanama (Span. #JuntosporPanamá) is a digital platform created by the Panameñista Party during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The goal of the platform is that citizens use it to present proposals on topics of national interest (economic recovery, improvements to the education systems, environmental policies, etc. ) that they would like the state to implement during or after the pandemic. In addition to submitting proposals, citizens can raise concerns and leave comments. The president of the Panamanian party stated the proposals would be presented to the Executive Branch.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
At the beginning of August 2020, most of the comments registered in the platform referred to topics concerning economy, health and education. Until that date, most of the proposals were submitted by inhabitants of the province of Panama, although the platform also registered comments or proposals from citizens of nine other provinces.