CivicLab is a methodology that helps to define advocacy objectives from the plurality, as well as to create networks of interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve collaboratively-set goals.
Problems and Purpose
CivicLab is characterized by the possibility of participants to use all the digital tools as they are available in open format and can be downloaded from their GitHub account. Based on the projects created in each CivicLab, advocacy plans are constructed to exert pressure for the improvement of public policies. The initiative seeks to achieve specific goals set collaboratively according to the context of each community, based on organized work, data and civic technology.
Origins and Development
LabCívico is an initiative of the Intelligent Citizen Foundation, born in 2015 with the purpose of building citizen collaboration networks through face-to-face workshops in which technological and communication tools are used.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making
CivicLabs have been developed in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru.