Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia

by MAKAIA
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia
Digital Skills to face COVID-19 in Colombia

Summary

Colombia is one of the most unequal countries in Latin America (GINI, World Bank), and this inequality is also reflected in the access to internet, digital skills, education and employment. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted these inequalities. Those with less opportunities or in remote communities, are the ones that have been greatly impacted. MAKAIA will work with at-risk, vulnerable and excluded communities to develop the digital skills they need to minimize the effects of COVID-19.

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Challenge

COVID-19 affected communities in Colombia face barriers to access information and knowledge that could help them with receiving aid, subsidies, and with their economic and social development. Digital skills are one of these barriers. They are essential for employment, education, accessing social services and help, and understanding health messages. The lack of digital skills denies them the possibility to minimize the effects of the crisis and engage in activities that can improve their lives.

Solution

We will train, in digital, data and information skills, youth, women, the elderly, small businesses and other at-risk communities. By creating the capacity to use and understand information and technology, they will be able to understand COVID-19 related messages, find opportunities, search for and manage information, create and share content, collaborate, communicate, build knowledge, and solve problems. They will also be able to discern information and detect fake news.

Long-Term Impact

If we give at-risk, vulnerable and excluded communities the right skills to understand and use technology, information and knowledge, we will help them to overcome the immediate consequences of COVID-19 but they will also develop the skills required to make better longer-term decisions related to their health, education and economic opportunities, and will improve their living conditions. They will be prepared if a second wave hits or a new threat affects their community.

Resources

http:/​/​www.makaia.org
MAKAIA's website
MAKAIA's work in building digital skills

Organization Information

MAKAIA

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Comunicaciones MAKAIA
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
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