What is Uraía?

The Uraía Platform is a space of exchange about the possibilities offered by SMART technologies to innovate in local management. We support local governments in improving local finances, decreasing the cost of public services and reinforcing transparency and accountability by providing stronger channels of communication with the citizen. Uraía means "Citizenship" in the Swahili language: The qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. Merriam-Webster.

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What services do we offer?

The Uraía Platform works with local governments and their partners to encourage innovation in municipal management with SMART technologies. It offers access to information regarding SMART City experiences; organizes annual workshops; produces publications on specific topics priority on cities' agenda; offers opportunities for networking and match-making between cities and their partners; offers technical assistance to partner cities to develop innovative pilot-projects.

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Who participates?

Uraía is an alliance of different actors working together in the identification of concrete solutions to reinforce municipal finances, improve transparency and increase cost-effectiveness in the provision of urban services. It gathers local governments and their associations; service and technology providers from the private sector; universities, experts and research institutes; international organizations, civil society; and ministries or national departments in charge of innovation in public management.

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AGENDA

Madrid, 8 - 10th February 2017

Uraía 2017 workshop: transparent and accountable cities: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance
Uraía's activities

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7-9th December 2016, Paris

Open Government Partnership Summit
Partner's activities

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1-4th Dec. 2016, Panama

17th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Partner's activities

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