The Web site www.somosafro.org seeks to strengthen Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean communities by posting citizen ideas to improve their communities, allowing online votes to select the best projects, and then letting people track the results.
Suggestions with the greatest support will be studied by mayors and governors in a bid to address the challenges they face in their cities and departments.
The platform was launched on the international day of cultural diversity for dialogue and development. It also contains social media components (www.facebook.com/SomosAfro and @SomosAfroORG) to help people make the best use of the tool. The goal is to turn the greatest number of proposals into viable projects.
More than 150 million people of African origin are spread throughout
Despite this discouraging outlook, people of African origin have made vital contributions to the economies of the region. They produce goods and services at all levels and represent a market of more than 150 million consumers.
SomosAfro.org stems from one of the commitments made at the Third Global Summit of Leaders of African Origin, which was held in the Colombian cities of
Governments and civil society organizations that wish to join the initiative can send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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