How Can Civic Technology Transform Brazil? Watch how Meu Recife, Minha Sampa, Meu Rio, and DefeZap are working with communities to affect change
Every day individuals and communities across Brazil are stepping up and taking action by partnering with our investee
Nossas, a civic technology organization that leverages innovative approaches to change. Watch stories of Nossas affiliates working to empower and mobilize Brazilian citizens in the pursuit of social good. Meu Recife increases citizen participation by mobilizing the community around campaigns that affect Recife. When local citizens heard developers were looking to build at Porto de Galinhas without consulting the community, they contacted Meu Recife. The organization worked to mobilize a campaign to protect the ecosystem. Minha Sampa empowers citizens to campaign for changes they want to see in São Paulo. Minha Sampa organized citizens to campaign for Paulista Aberta, a public space in São Paulo that brings together people from all walks of life to build a more inclusive city. By using Meu Rio’s tools, Rio de Janeiro residents have effectively joined together to campaign for change and address issues in their communities. When the government wanted to demolish one of Rio’s best schools ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Meu Rio partnered with parents to save it. DefeZap empowers people in Rio’s favelas to use WhatsApp as a tool to report police abuse.