Fuerza México

Details of the organization
Ministry of Finance and Pubic Credit
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Fuerza México
On September 7th and 19th of 2017 Mexico was hit by two devastating earthquakes, ranking at 8.2 and 7.1 on Ritcher's magnitude scale, respectively. This tragedy took the lives of over 400 people and left thousands with loss to their properties and livelihoods. Proactively, people hit the streets to help each other and the term "Fuerza México" (Force/Strenght Mexico) was coined to refer to emergency and relief efforts being undertaken by all sectors of society, as well as to the resilience and solidarity of the Mexican people in times of tragedy. As was in order, considerable monetary and in-kind resources were mobilized to relief efforts, coming from the government, international aid, as well as from social and private sectors. Immediately, an urge for transparency in how much aid was coming and how it was being distributed was born. That is why Transparencia Presupuestaria created the website Fuerza México, to bring transparency and accountability to federal government's and official international aid through key information technological tools such as georreferenciation and automatic visualization, as well as open data from over 10 federal agencies. All the above, with the firm believe that disaster risk management is a cross-cutting issue for sustainable development, as the factors that increase risks for the healthy lives and well-being for all (SDG 3) are not only natural, but human-intervened. Only when the government is a key source of prompt, reliable information using ICT, can we attempt to build resilient infrastructure and cities.
National implementation: Mexico
Ongoing from 29/09/2017 to 31/12/2019
Ministry of Health Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Bank of National Savings and Financial Services) Ministry of Education Ministry of Culture Ministry of Social Development Ministry of the Interior (Civil Protection Coordination) Mexican Social Security Institute Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Website
  • Database