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Uruguay Deep Demo

  • Sector: Circular Economy, Food System, Culture
  • Country: Uruguay

UNDP and ALC are working with the Municipality of Montevideo to find new solutions to the city's largest landfill, Felipe Cardoso. In the same way, both organizations are working with the Municipality of Canelones on the designing of a recipe book that contributes to the new strategy for local tourism. This work is part of of the Social Innovation experimentation strategy of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which has chosen Uruguay as a key place to test its strategy for addressing complex problems.

Profiles and Narratives
Luis
Carlos
Lucía
Mary
Marcelo
Natalia
Pedro
Sabrina
Impact Levels
  • Community16
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  • Small-Mid scale14
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  • Large scale3
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  • Public services20
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  • New regulation mechanisms6
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NameLuis
Age25
JobClassifier
Key narrative

I'd rather not have a cooperative, everyone should fight on their own


 

NameCarlos
Age46
JobCooperative
Key narrative

The solution is to strengthen and scale the cooperative as well as the links with other agents in the territory

 

NameLucía
Age32
JobPublic administration, Social development
Key narrative

We cannot change the root system, we have to learn to work differently

NameMary
Age57
JobPublic Administration, Environmental Development
Key narrative

We must guarantee the health of people and the protection of the common good above all

NameMarcelo
Age61
JobManagement company
Key narrative

The system is based on the informal and generates competition

 

NameNatalia
Age40
JobNGO Padre Cacho
Key narrative

The system benefits companies and there is no willingness to change on the part of the sector (for convenience)

 

NamePedro
Age65
JobCitizen
Key narrative

There is no real will to classify, we see the problem as something detached

NameSabrina
Age39
JobAcademia
Key narrative

It is a not valued service

 

How can we rethink a food system based on a shorter supply chain, with a lower carbon footprint, linked to local history and heritage, and supporting Uruguay's tourism and gastronomy sectors?

In order to respond to this highly complex challenge, UNDP and Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALCk) are partnering with the main municipalities of the country's metropolitan area to generate a system that supports the massive experimentation of initiatives to respond directly to the challenges and opportunities of citizens.

After a collaborative and multi-stakeholder work with the municipalities of Montevideo and Canelones, in which companies, universities, technology centers, civil society, entrepreneurs in gastronomy, waste management and circular economy or the main centers of food management in the country, among others, have also participated, an open and collaborative innovation process is launched with the aim of redesigning the food system in Uruguay, starting with the main municipalities of the metropolitan area.

The process will be supported by the Basque chef collective Imago and with the collaboration of a member of the El Bulli Foundation, and will address two very different and yet directly connected aspects of the country's food system: waste management and gastronomic identity for tourism positioning.

Relevant links

Portfolio-Uruguay