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[liberationtech] Help Puerto Rico use tech for social good

Stephen Michael Kellat smkellat at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 8 20:55:19 PDT 2018


At this point I seriously question if the time is ripe for this.  The territorial government is in receivership and cannot make payments on roughly $69 billion in debt.  Getting it on a stable footing first would create a more favorable environment in which to make technological solutions available.

Stephen Michael Kellat

On Sun, Apr 08, 2018 at 04:20:17PM -0700, Yosem Companys wrote:
> Dear friends and colleagues,
> 
>    - How should the Puerto Rican government use technology to improve
>    quality of life and socioeconomic development, especially in the poorest
>    and most vulnerable communities?
> 
> I would appreciate your emailing me as soon as possible one-sentence
> proposed actions in the format of "Do X with Y to achieve Z." Feel free to
> share links to any case studies or articles that may show their successful
> implementation elsewhere.
> 
> Your proposed actions could apply to any societal sector including and not
> limited to:
> 
>    - Accountability;
>    - Affordable access to Internet, Web, mobile, or mesh, among others;
>    - Agriculture;
>    - Disaster relief;
>    - Economic growth and development;
>    - Education and training, whether primary, secondary, higher education,
>    vocational, or online;
>    - Entrepreneurship;
>    - Environment;
>    - Food;
>    - Health;
>    - Housing that's affordable but can resist storms;
>    - Jobs;
>    - Manufacturing;
>    - Open data;
>    - Open governance;
>    - Pharma/Biotech;
>    - Privacy;
>    - Public safety;
>    - Security, physical or cyber;
>    - Transportation; and,
>    - Water.
> 
> Please share with your closest 1-million friends, post on all your social
> media accounts, or email to all your other lists.
> 
> I truly appreciate your help.
> 
> Thanks,
> Yosem

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