Civil Initiatives To Face The Pandemic Using Social Networks, Caused By Covid-19

Published in: Prospective and trends in technology and skills for sustainable social development. Leveraging emerging technologies to construct the future: Proceedings of the 19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 19-23, 2021
Location of Conference: Virtual
Authors: Jorge Vargas-Florez (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PE)
Melannie Tello (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PE)
Konsy Palomino (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PE)
Alessandro Vitteri (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PE)
Full Paper: #304


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the crisis caused by the Covid-19 virus as a pandemic. This generated sanitary control measures such as the use of quarantine for the population, prohibition of commercial and industrial activities where there is an agglomeration of many people, among others to avoid the spread of the virus through contagion. It is in this context that various citizen initiatives distributed in Peru appear, some of them aimed at mitigating the conditions of economic and health vulnerability in which the population was. The information collection time was established between October 2 and October 9, 2020, the results found that the Northern Region has created more initiatives than other ones and the Eastern Macro Region fewer ones. Most initiatives are related to the health sector and food distribution. A good organization and coordination between residents and entities can achieve the formation of support groups to face crises in communities. In addition, pre-crisis supporting groups, with good planning, can generate greater value for organizations that are just information.