As a social and digital platform, Wendá was designed to articulate, promote, and strengthen government and citizen initiatives during the COVID-19 and beyond.
The goal of Wendá is to connect key actors and their initiatives, through a solutions mapping process at scale that will enable an inclusive (online and physical) ecosystem to bring social and economic resilience.
"Wendá" (Web + Rendá, the Guaraní word for “place”) is a new platform where Paraguayan entrepreneurs and social innovators can network and connect.
The platform enables a participatory mapping of people and organizations’ programs, projects, and needs, related to the COVID19 crisis and beyond.
The platform enables:
- Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
- Resource management and mobilisation
- Governance responses
- Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
- Public service delivery under new circumstances
- Social effects of the crisis
- Solution mapping of programs, projects, and needs
“Wendá” was co-designed by the Paraguayan National Innovation Strategy (ENI) and the Acceleration Laboratory of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
On June 26, 2020, the OECD Observatory for Public Innovation added Wendá to its compedium of COVID-19 Innovative Responses (https://oecd-opsi.org/covid-response/wenda-a-paraguayan-platform-to-connect-strengthen-and-scale-covid-19-solutions-and-needs).
Hugo Cáceres, Minister, Presidency Management Unit.
Jazmin Gustale, Innovation and Competitiveness Coordinator, Presidency Management Unit.