The Citizen Collaboratory is an initiative implemented by civil society with the aim of articulating different citizen initiatives to reduce the socially differentiated impact generated by the spread of Covid-19 in Ecuador.
Problems and Purpose
The Citizen Collaboratory is an organized solution to the negative consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown measures on Ecuadorian sectors of society that cannot secure a livelihood.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Based on the values of solidarity, social inclusion, transparency, and grassroots organizing, the framework for the initiative was developed by the Fundación San Francisco Global with support of the United Nations Development Program.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The implementation of the initiative is carried out by volunteers who register online to offer to help other citizens and communities listed on the website of the Collaboratory. For example, waste pickers, single pregnant women, rural communities, and families with sick members may express how and where they have certain needs, and then the volunteers can collaborate to respond to them. The main idea behind this project is sharing, of not only resources but also information. Through the crowdsourcing of contributions to the platform, the Citizen Collaboratory seeks to be a space for redistribution, exchange and collective learning.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Colaboratorio Ciudadano. https://colaboratoriociudadano.org/