Jorge Saldivar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Catholic University "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", Paraguay

Speaking In

Strengthening civic participation in Paraguay through online technology

Democracy in Paraguay has, over the last 30 years, suffered from low engagement — but new technology such as smartphones and social media is changing this by equipping Paraguayans with tools that facilitate engagement.

Jorge discusses lessons learned from civic engagement processes where citizens used web-based platforms to share their ideas for innovating public services and urban plans.