Guatemala Visible

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Joined November 2017

Social movement with real impact on government institutions

Presence in: Guatemala
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information

Guatemala Visible is a civil society, non profit organization that seeks to strengthen state institutions through three key pillars: 1) educational programs & civic engagement, 2) development of technological tools, and 3) communication & diffusion of information. Guatemala Visible seeks to empower citizens through educational processes that foster activism and real change within institutions. We believe that a crucial part of strengthening and building democratic institutions requires a healthy, engaged audience that can demand accountability and transparency from their public officials. We also believe that in order to achieve this we need to develop tools that can help public officials and institutions improve their transparency and accountability processes. We have developed platforms, apps, and tool kits for Congress, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Electoral Tribune, and the Public Prosecutors Office. Specifically we have created a platform that tracks high profile cases of public officials available for citizens, an electoral app that empowers citizens to report irregularities during election time to the prosecutors office, etc. When developing our tools we take into account the feedback of our volunteers, participants in our programs, and other members of civil society. Guatemala Visible has over 56 thousand followers online combined in twitter and on Facebook. We stream online sessions that are of importance to citizenship garnering over 12K views annually and have trained over 11K people over the course of 6 years. We are also the leading organization in charge of monitoring selection processes for public officials and have covered over 20 individual processes with: online coverage, streaming, analytical essays, tool kit for the commissions, etc. Our goal is to continue developing tools that will empower citizens to become engaged and to audit the institutions that govern them.