Dec 17, 2018
This week, Kate gets on the phone with Yolanda Martinez Mancilla, Heinz Alum, and the National Digital Strategy Coordinator in the Office of the President of Mexico. Kate and Yolanda talked about Mexico's progress towards providing their nearly 130 million citizens with internet access, and using the government's role to create a sustained system of growth in the digital world.
Between 2014 and 2016, Mexico went from 45th to 14th on the United Nations E-Government Survey, which measures the degree to which citizens can engage with their governments digitally. Yolanda is working to provide all citizens - young and old - with access to technology skill-building opportunities through digital technology centers, programs that focus on building skills for women, and including artisans in Mexico's e-commerce.