• Organization TypeInstitute, Service Providers

Instituto Update

Instituto Update is an institute of intelligence and technology that works to strengthen the ecosystem of political innovation in Latin America. The ecosystem of political innovation, which brings together initiatives in the region that work with citizen participation, transparency, open government, and political culture, is not yet visible for much of society and is characterized by its complexity and volatility: there are different strategies and tactics of action, use of different languages to refer to the same concept and difficulty being sustained over time. Their projects seek to strengthen the ecosystem of political innovation because they believe that it will leave the experiences, learning, and leadership that will be able to update and strengthen democracy in Latin America. They believe that no experiment of political innovation should fail because of lack of resources, difficulty gaining public visibility or lack of access to formal policy. They want to serve as one of the support structures to prevent this from happening. They do this by giving visibility to the experiments that emerge, stimulating the circulation of resources in the ecosystem, connecting individuals who lead them, producing intelligence that optimizes these practices and testing the institutional formats capable of sustaining them. They believe that by doing so, they are contributing to a democracy that meets the longings and complexities of a hyper-connected, participatory, and growing autonomous society. It is necessary to move towards a Latin American democracy that is effectively participatory, free from physiology and patronage, that is patrimonial, with organizations and individuals that are active and empowered to build societies that are less unequal, more just and more inclusive. Finally, they propose to be an organization with a soul. They believe that this other world that they can imagine – this future that has already arrived – depends on their collective effort. From their ability to act without being exhausted, to articulate without cannibalizing themselves, to organize themselves without losing the ability to transform. The ability to inspire and be inspired.
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