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.FIND OUT MORE
The Platform works with local governments and their partners, mainly service and technology providers, offering access to a systematized collection of inspiring practices; learning and capacity building opportunities; and support to the development of pilot projects.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE
In 2017, Uraía will organize its annual workshop in Madrid, on February 15-17, in partnership with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP), on Transparent and accountable CITIES: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance.
Capacity building activities
From October 12 to 15th, Mayors, Governors and local governments' associations will gather in Bogotá for the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) 5th World Congress and will convene its message for the New Urban Agenda to be approved at Habitat III.
Access to information
In 2016 the Uraía Platform chose to focus its work on the impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget, and more specifically how, through technological innovation, municipalities can increase their revenue by improving local tax collection.
Support to pilot projects