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Alessandra Orofino and Miguel Lago
Co-Founders

Meu Rio aims to create a new culture of political participation among Rio de Janeiro’s younger citizens, going beyond voting in elections to sustained civic engagement. Through various platforms and tools, Meu Rio aggregates citizens’ ideas to improve city life and positively impact the rapidly-changing urban landscape. Its online tools complement traditional offline outreach and advocacy to make the city’s civic institutions more transparent, responsive, and accountable.

 

Since its launch in 2011, Meu Rio successfully mobilized an online community to support the passage of a bill preventing individuals convicted of corruption being appointed to public positions, prevented the demolition of the Friedenreich School, and persuaded the government to preserve important environmental protections.

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Latin America
INVESTMENT LEAD
Stephen King
GOVERNANCE ROLE
Board Observer
TOTAL COMMITTED
$475,000(2013)