Digital technology initiatives in response to covid-19 challenges in the Galapagos Islands
Paper i proceeding, 2021

The global health crisis caused by COVID-19 has severely affected several countries in Latin America. Ecuador has been dealing with concerns in their national health services as well as the economic crisis due to the oil price crash earlier in the year. The Galapagos Islands have also been affected by the pandemic due to a reduction in tourism caused by travel restrictions. Tourism is the main source of income for the Islands. Schools have also been affected as the regular school year in Ecuador was initially delayed and later switched to online sessions. Due to the current health hiatus and considering the challenges with internet access, quality of education, and tourism, a number of initiatives are considered here to promote Digital Literacy Education for the youth as well as digital solutions to provide a safer environment for tourists attractions in the Galapagos Islands. An overview of the different projects, experiences, and future work will be presented.


Javier Urquizo

Villanova University

Nathaly Sánchez

Student vid Chalmers

Seung Yeon Jeong

Villanova University

Pritpal Singh

Villanova University

David Lansdale

Beyond Chacay Foundation

Cesar Martin

Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral

3rd IEEE Mexican Humanitarian Technology Conference, MHTC 2021 - Proceedings

46-51 9419919
9781665419475 (ISBN)

3rd Mexican Humanitarian Technology Conference, MHTC 2021
Virtual, Puebla, Mexico,


Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi


Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi



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