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Lunchtime Series: Miguel Lago on Civic Tech

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Government Responsiveness to Activism: a case study from Brazil

Can digital and offline activism lead to government responsiveness? Nossas, a Brazilian laboratory of civic engagement, has audited over 300 campaigns in ten different Brazilian cities, crossing over 800.000 data points, in order to identify determinants and predictors of success in terms of government responsiveness.

Join Miguel Lago and his colleagues to talk about their current research at the intersection of civic technology and social innovation.

Miguel Lago is a Visiting Professor at SIPA this year and founder of Meu Rio and NOSSAS. He will be teaching a class on Social Innovation, Technology, and Public Policy in the Global South.

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Miguel Lago, President-director of Nossas, lecturer at SIPA
Arthur Aguilar, economist, and data scientist

Nossas is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works as a system of civic mobilization infrastructures but also as a laboratory for activism and civic engagement. We work at the intersection of online and offline to equip young citizens to impact policy. Nossas was born out of Meu Rio an organization I co-founded seven years ago. Meu Rio was originally a city-focused activist group that uses technology to make it easier for citizens of Rio to pressure local government and keep local government accountable. It is today one of the largest civic engagement groups in the country with 300.000 registered members in the city working in a variety of causes both online and offline: Through their mobilizations, we were able to change or create over 90 local public policies.

We are currently doing some research on campaign data we have gathered for the last seven years, trying to identify determinants for government responsiveness. I have attached the methodology document to this message. We hope to present first results during the presentation.

More on Miguel Lago here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQEIqPlnOzE

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