.HN and the Sustainable Development Network-Honduras (RDS-HN by its Spanish acronym), promoters of the digital transformation in Honduras, joined the online support and awareness actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faced with an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, the Honduran government declared social isolation, a measure that was replicated across the world. In this context, .HN and RDS-HN identified the need for provisions in Honduran society. They immediately responded by creating the web portal www.quedateencasa.hn, which provides free information services for the community, both to consumers and to companies or entrepreneurs who need to bring products into homes during the lockdown situation that affects the country.
Raquel Isaula, National Coordinator of RDS-HN, points out that “on social media, there is a lot of information about services and sometimes there is no certainty about what is true or false. That is why RDS-HN has had the initiative to gather in one single site the information posted, ordered by categories of services or products, according to the cities in the country”.
The goal of both entities is to organize content and improve the population’s access to information, knowledge and opportunities, a task they have been carrying out for more than 25 years and that has been once again proven by the launch of this portal.
As a matter of fact, during 1998 and 1999, these organizations were pioneers in online emergency actions. In order to help the victims of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, they created the first web page that informed the world about local conditions and increased the information sent via e-mail discussion lists and virtual forums. In addition, they set up a platform for the dissemination of information among civil society organizations, the government, the financial community and international cooperation institutions.
.HN and RDS-HN have historically represented Honduras and have established strong ties with the organizations that contribute to the development of the Internet worldwide. This has allowed them to be at the forefront of knowledge and technology for their projects and initiatives.