About the Author: Sean Boda serves as the Digital Media Officer in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State.
I stepped onto South American soil for the first time to participate in TechCamp Lima, the tenth such TechCamp. TechCamps are the pillar of Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative and organized and run by the Secretary’s Innovation team and the Office of eDiplomacy in close collaboration with local embassies.
Perched cliff-side, bustling Lima crouches over the Pacific teeming with a third of Peru’s population. An incredibly diverse country, Peruvians point out its three major regions: coast, sierra, and jungle, each with starkly contrasting histories and culture. The NGOs participating in TechCamp Lima work in many sectors. However, they share the broader goal of bridging Peru’s differences… more »