Empodera.org

Details of the organization
Fundacion Cibervoluntarios/ Cybervolunteers Foundation
Spain
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Empodera.org
Empodera platform highlight those people and initiatives that are using technologies from a social and innovative point of view to make a more inclusive an empowered society. When we participated at WSIS in 2003 we realised that it was not a casuality that this Summit was the first to allow citizenship to participate actively: technology is a more important tool in the history to alleviate social gaps. We took this message and decided to make something to keep in touch with all the people interested in social use of ICT to generate sociotechnological innovation for e-inclusion and promote citizen empowerment. This the seed from where Empodera is born, to make a more inclusive and empowered citizenship we believe that networking is key. Empodera is born to share what citizens are doing on this field with the world and inspire them to make something, to stand up from the couch and make a difference. Empowerment is the formula we use, an we apply it to different products or spaces, online and offline spaces opened for thought, discussion and inspiration with contents and experiences of experts and citizens about the social use of technology, social innovation and more. All the contents are available in English http://www.empodera.org/en. From this main point you can access to these contents or products: 1 Experiences: Videos, Articles and Interviews 2 eSTAS, Symposium on Technologies for Social Action 3 The EMPODERA Awards 4 Publications: Book/e-Book 5 #EmporeArte, collaborative photo exhibition Empodera platform highlight those people and initiatives that are using technologies from a social and innovative point of view to make a more inclusive an empowered society. When we participated at WSIS in 2003 we realised that it was not a casuality that this Summit was the first to allow citizenship to participate actively: technology is a more important tool in the history to alleviate social gaps. We took this message and decided to make something to keep in touch with all the people interested in social use of ICT to generate sociotechnological innovation for e-inclusion and promote citizen empowerment. This the seed from where Empodera is born, to make a more inclusive and empowered citizenship we believe that networking is key. Empodera is born to share what citizens are doing on this field with the world and inspire them to make something, to stand up from the couch and make a difference. Empowerment is the formula we use, an we apply it to different products or spaces, online and offline spaces opened for thought, discussion and inspiration with contents and experiences of experts and citizens about the social use of technology, social innovation and more. All the contents are available in English http://www.empodera.org/en. From this main point you can access to these contents or products: 1 Experiences: Videos, Articles and Interviews 2 eSTAS, Symposium on Technologies for Social Action 3 The EMPODERA Awards 4 Publications: Book/e-Book 5 #EmporeArte, collaborative photo exhibition
Regional implementation
  • Africa
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Western Europe and North America
Ongoing from 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2023

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
      * Organizational Structures
      * Capacity Building
      * International Cooperation
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government strategies
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-business
         * Technology and innovation
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-employment
         * Role of social actors
      * E-environment
         * Protect environment
         * Ensure sustainable ICTs
         * Monitor/prevent disasters
      * E-agriculture
      * E-science
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Conference
  • Publication
  • Website
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes