The “Public Forums for National Peace and Reconciliation” are dialogues developed by the President of Mexico in order to facilitate the sharing of citizen perspectives and ideas about topics such as insecurity and organized-crime.
Problems and Purpose
The “Public Forums for National Peace and Reconciliation” are dialogues implemented by the recently elected President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, before formally taking office. The initiative's aim is to enable citizens, and in particular those belonging to minority and historically marginalized groups, to share their views and ideas regarding different topics such as insecurity and organized-crime. This innovation aimed to organize 18 regional forums, however, only 13 were implemented.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
As a result of these dialogues, a document with the most important deliberations was issued, aiming to include the concerns of the population in the new federal administration's agenda.