Local Power (Local Inclusion in Assistance and Reconstruction Projects)

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Local Power (Local Inclusion in Assistance and Reconstruction Projects)

En Español


This project was developed at the TechCamp in Santiago, Chile on November 20. TechCamp Santiago had over 100 participants, including a few US technologists, over 20 Chilean Tech community representatives, and approximately 80 NGOs and civil society organization representatives from across Latin America. Small group discussions between technologists and civil society organizations were used as a means of developing valid problem definition statements.

This project evolved into Listing and Certification of Local Resources and Service Providers and has further expanded as part of the Entrepreneurial Response to Disaster model developed under the Relief 2.0 initiative with the collaboration of the National University of Singapore, Stanford University and other partners around the world based on the Haiti and Chilean earthquakes experience.


Local Power: There is a need to eliminate the exclusion of local actors from assistance projects.

An information system would be created to identify local needs and service providers, and better allow the recognition of local talent. It would link up local groups, international organizations and the government. In Haiti, for example, survivors would get training and be able to participate in their own reconstruction.

Through the identification of the necessities of local training and of possible service providers a information system is generated that links local actors with assistance proposals and that allows local talent to be recognize, validated and used.

The actual project definition completed at Tech Camp is available here.

Who Needs This?

International assistance agencies, individuals, local organizations and governmental organizations




Use Case/User Story/Scenario

Individuals of a Haitian survivor camp are informed of offers of training and upon being certified are contracted by international agencies in the reconstruction of the country.

Description and Constraints

Would need to be simple, and easy to use.

Similar projects and Resources

Similar to match making services

En Español

Daremos las definiciones de problemas a un grupo global de programadores voluntarios que se llaman “Random Hacks of Kindness” quien crearan soluciones a estes problemas desde el 4 hasta 5 de diciembre.

Resumen de la meta

  • Eliminar la exclusion de los actors locales en los procesos de asistencia internacional o regional.
  • Crear un sistema de informacion y certificacion que conecte los actors locales con los organismos de asistencia.

El formulario de definición del proyecto en Tech Camp está disponible aquí.



Descripción de la necesidad

Mediante la indentificacion de las necesidades de capacitacion local y de los posibles proveedores de servicios se genera un sistema de informacion que vincule a los actors locales con las propuestas de asistencia y que permita que el talent local sea reconocido, certificado y aprovechado.

Quien lo necesita?

Organismos de asistencia internacionales, individuos y organizaciones locales y agencias gubernamentales.

Caso típico

Los individuos de un campamento de sobrevivientes de Haiti, se informan de las ofertas de capacitacion gue se ofrecen y al ser certificados son contratados por los organismos internacionales en la reconstruccion de pais.