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Title of Practice: “Inclusive...progressive Seal”
Year: 2017
BPTag: Good Practice
Reference Number: ECU422-17
City / Town / Village: Quito
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Country: Ecuador
Has this practice been submitted previously? No
Previous Title:
Address: Jorge Washington E4-54 y Av. Amazonas, Quito-Ecuador, South America
TELEPHONE : +593999557505
Name of Contact Person: Klever Santiago Alban
Email of Contact Person: kleveralban@hotmail.com
Summary:
The great challenge of the Quito Municipality is “to build an inclusive city for all by means of the reduction of the inequality gaps generated by structural conditions like gender, ethnicity or age, or by situations like disability and human mobility.”




We need to start from the belief that a city is a multidimensional ambit born from our emphasis to achieve the promotion, respect and realization of civil, political, economic, cultural, and environmental rights. 




In that frame of rights, we recognize the “right to a city”, a life free of violence and without discrimination. Like the right to occupy space (socio-spatial right), to recreation and amusement. So it is important, within actions of social inclusion, to promote places of socialization, amusement or meeting in public spaces, as inclusive spaces, without violence and free of discrimination.




The Secretariat of Social Inclusion of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito executes diverse actions in support of the recognition of the rights of all.




In this spectrum the “Inclusive…..progressive Seal” is generated, permitting the identification and recognition of public spaces, state institutions, private enterprises, among others, as inclusive places which are free of discrimination.

It has been discussed that this ‘inclusion’ be progressive.




Finally, it’s important to signal that the “Inclusive…progressive Seal” is one component in the multiple actions of this Municipality, that looks to construct a new agreement among people, regarding their joint responsibility in the social pact that implies cohabitating harmoniously in an “inclusive city”, in Quito….Inclusive City!




An overview of the Seal’s theoretical framework can be found in an attached document labled “Sello Inclusivo…progresivo Final Abril 2016”.
Key Dates: Key Date 1: 06/17/2016 Date we officially offered to all social actors and in particular, private sector
Norminating Organization Details
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Type of Organization: Local Authority

Partners:
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Narrative:
Situation Before the Initiative Began:
Within a framework of a misunderstanding of the role of local governments, all responsibility for social inclusion actions was left to the municipalities; The “Inclusive...progressive Seal” breaks with this paradigm, favoring the co-responsibility of all social actors and for all social groups.
On the other hand, one of the biggest weaknesses of affirmative action has been that they have given weight either by management or economic resources to certain social groups, neglecting others. The “Inclusive...progressive Seal” manages to incorporate all social actors with social inclusion actions for all social groups.
Establishment of Priorities:
Since Habitat III was completed in Quito last year; we prioritize the neighborhood of La Mariscal. The targeting is and will always be for all social groups within a framework of social inclusion.
Formulation of Objectives And Strategies:
The great challenge of the Quito Municipality is “to build an inclusive city for all by means of the reduction of the inequality gaps generated by structural conditions like gender, ethnicity or age, or by situations like disability and human mobility.”

We need to start from the belief that a city is a multidimensional ambit born from our emphasis to achieve the promotion, respect and realization of civil, political, economic, cultural, and environmental rights.

In that frame of rights, we recognize the “right to a city”, a life free of violence and without discrimination. Like the right to occupy space (socio-spatial right), to recreation and amusement. So it is important, within actions of social inclusion, to promote places of socialization, amusement or meeting in public spaces, as inclusive spaces, without violence and free of discrimination.

The Secretariat of Social Inclusion of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito executes diverse actions in support of the recognition of the rights of all.

In this spectrum the “Inclusive…..progressive Seal” is generated, permitting the identification and recognition of public spaces, state institutions, private enterprises, among others, as inclusive places which are free of discrimination.
It has been discussed that this ‘inclusion’ be progressive.

Finally, it’s important to signal that the “Inclusive…progressive Seal” is one component in the multiple actions of this Municipality, that looks to construct a new agreement among people, regarding their joint responsibility in the social pact that implies cohabitating harmoniously in an “inclusive city”, in Quito….Inclusive City!
Mobilisation of Resources:
All money and human resources come from Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito.
Process:
In principle, they compared us with other seals that are very costly and punishing; our “Inclusive...progressive Seal” is free of cost, does not punish and is a recognition of their actions developed progressibly in the social inclusion frame.
Results Achieved:
Bases on the fact that governance and citizen co-responsibility as a mechanism for active participation oriented to the construction of public policy for social inclusion.

The Municipality of Quito is working towards of a resolution of the City Council towards institutionalizing the “Inclusive...progressive Seal”. In this manner the continuation of this very important initiative won't depend of the individuals; it will be part of the permanent actions of the Municipality of Quito taking in consideration the different realities in all District which includes 9 Zonal Administrations.
Lessons Learned:
Beyond any assumption that social actors historically have not wanted to work with government actors; It is important to work with clear, transparent and value-added mechanisms that call for active participation and shared responsibility.
Transfers:
The Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito is the creator of the “Inclusive...progressive Seal” and we are more than open to share our experience to other local governments worldwide.

We are transferring our knowledge and experience about the “Inclusive...progressive Seal” to Secretariat of Diversity of the Municipality of Montevideo this September.

The Municipality of Montevideo is financing this South-South cooperation with funds of UNFPA.

The Municipality of Quito is a member of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR, through its regional chapter, the Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean Cities against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia. ICCAR promotes international cooperation between cities to strengthen advocacy for global solidarity and collaboration, and promote inclusive urban development free from all forms of discrimination, by sharing good practices, knowledge and expertise, and by advancing joint action through the development of participatory city-level policies and initiatives.
Related Policies:
For the creation of the “Inclusive...progressive Seal” we worked first on a theoretical formulation, which we are attaching; And then we presented it to the Office of the Attorney General for the creation of a resolution reaffirming the different existing regulations (ordinances) on social inclusion.

References:
No. Title Source Author Publication Title Volume Number Date Page Number
1 Please, take in consideration attached document.

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