Mexico in Community

08 Decent work and economic growth11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Original Title: Mexico en Comunidad
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Producer: Antonio Azcué Bremer
  • Country: Mexico

Mexico en Comunidad is a project developed by the ITCC in partnership with the Social Development Secretariat. Using information technologies, the project aims to support the poorest villages and towns in Mexico by focusing on two main areas: the Community Creation System and the Support Programs Platform. The Community Creation System provides an easy to use, non-specialized tool to create a web page for each community. Local users can provide information on the web page about specific topics: products, services, touristic attractions, festivities, as well as, information about customs & traditions, stories, myths or traditional recipes.

More than 300 communities have been highlighted and made visible to others using this system. The Support Programs Platform is intended to promote specific government and ngo programs, making their guidelines more understandable and accessible for non-IT liberated users. The programs focus on health, education, environment, economic development, housing and infrastructure. More than 15 different federal government agencies provide up-to-date content. Mexico en Comunidad is one the best examples of how to overcome the digital divide.