Kuña Mbaretech is an open innovation contest in Hackathon format. Its objective is to help solve creatively through the incorporation of digital technology, the challenges faced by women in vulnerable situations in their daily lives.
Given the pandemic conditions of 2020 Kuña Mbaretech is the first hackathon focused on women's challenges and, at the same time, the first one held in 100% virtual format in Paraguay. Led by the Ministry of Women in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Paraguay. It is part of the actions to strengthen the Ciudad Mujer 2.0 Program and is supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japanese Government. The hackathon is developed under the coordination of KOGA.
The online meetings were held on April 15, 16, and 17, 2020. After a rigorous selection process, a total of 60 people were selected to participate in the contest that seeks to generate technological solutions to solve these challenges:
- Digital decentralization of services for women
- Prevention of violence against women
- Education for empowerment
- Construction and exercise of citizenship
The activity is part of a set of actions to strengthen the Ciudad Mujer 2.0 Program, with technical support from the IDB through a donation from the government of Japan.