We are now in San Francisco as well. There is no better place to be to learn about how technlogy is enabling social change. This office representation will bridge our work in Mexico City to the energetic social entreprenuership life, civic tech networks and international opportunities San Francisco brings.
Our Open and Innovative Cities Program starts expands to other cities. We start giving workshops in other states such as Veracruz, Querétaro, Chiapas, Tepic, Tabasco and Jalisco. We assit local reformers to develop their open government strategies.
We were granted the USA tax-exempt status 501(c)(3)
Acepted into the national government registration for technology based entrepreneurships RENIECYT from the National Science and Technology Ministry.
The School Community Empowernment Program was present in five states across the Mexican Republic where students implemented actions aimed to reduce greenhouse emissions in their schools and also measured the impact that they have on the planet on a one of a kind digital calculator. This project included the development of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action in Mexico.
The pilot became the official climate change policy for schools in Mexico City.
A plataform for youth participation that aims to sensibilize, empower and bring college students close to the principles of open government. Young citizens not only raise the level of awareness and debate on matters at hand but also in the development and implementation of concrete projects..such as the ones in their colleges communities.
I Youth aims to create and strengthen changemakers in topics such as participation, collaboration, transparency, technology and innovation.
Through this initiative we promote intergenerational partnerships and the inclusiveness of young groups in the debate and decision making of Open Government. In 2013 three committees were created as strategic drivers for Open Government in the academic sector aimed to achieve a cultural change.
We lauched our Open Cities Program wich helped strategize and implement Open Government Policies and Case Studies in partnership with local governments and actors. We worked in Mexico City as a pilot one and a half year, assisting 6 government agencies in the development of open government strategies. We helped develop the Open City Law, the redesign of Government Portals such as the Open Data Portal and the official Bureaucratic Procedures Portal (which aims to gather the more than 2,600 existing government procedures). We created various case studies to prove our hypothesis and strengthen our methodologies. This work, funded by the UK Embassy and with the strategic partnership of more than 40 government and civil society actors, allowed us to create a replicable model for cities. We started working with other cities early 2015, helping them develop action plans to increase transparency, accountability and civic innovation through citizen engagement and the the strategic use of technlogy.
We cofounded together with Midete Foundation and the Interamerican Heart Association (FIC) the national chronic disease civil society alliance, Mexico Saludhable, with more than 110 NGOs participating in year one.
We developed, together with el Poder del Consumidor, Midete Foundation, Congressmen and other health leading actors, obesity prevention laws and policies that included: the soda tax law (national), the safe drinking water availability in schools (local) and multiple awareness campaigns.
The Bet on Climate was aimed to achieve a 15% reduction of CO2 emissions in schools during a one semester period. Through joint activities and strategies we contribute to the fight against climate change, reduce the price of water, electricity, gas and resources such as paper and sensibilize young generations on sustainable development topics.
We launched our youth empowerment initiative and climate governance innovation program.
The program “I, Youth” was led in 27 colleges across nine states where student committees were created and empowered so they could lead effective awareness campaigns in their communities and develop transformative green changes within their institutions. We had the support of Walmart, UNFPA, the National Youth Insitute, Lead Colmex, CEMDA, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Relations among other actors to implement this program.
We created a mexican youth observers delegation to attend the International Conferences on Climate Change and learn first hand about the international negotiations. We implemented this program for COP2010, COP2012 and COP2013.
We coordinated the youth national process towards COP16 that was held in Cancún México and led the International Youth Conference during COP16 in Cancún with the participation of more than 150 youth representatives from all around the world.
We institutionalize PIDES into a non-for-profit organization. We receive a tax-exempt status.
We started ideating PIDES on a napkin in a coffee place and one moth later we had a clear mission, name, webpage and logo. The founders, Constanza Gómez Mont and Martín Miretti met during collegue and decided to create an organization that would innovate social processes and empower communities to drive change. (With a special focus on the youth sector back then). And so the adventure started.