Remote Deliberations and Technological Innovations in the Mexican Senate House amid the Pandemic
About the Senado de la Republica of Mexico. Written on September, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the ways in which governments and organizations across the world operate. Among them, the Mexican Senate House had to adapt quickly to ensure continuity of operations. In this essay, we will discuss the remote deliberations that took place in the Mexican Senate House, the technology used to support these deliberations, and the challenges faced in their implementation.
The Need for Remote Deliberations
With the pandemic disrupting normal operations, the Mexican Senate House, like other parliaments around the world, had to implement solutions to maintain the continuity of its operations. Legislative work, as the main product of the Senate House, needed to continue, along with the functions of civil servants, technical areas, investigation, and administration. As a result, there was an urgent need to find alternative means to facilitate the continuation of essential tasks and meetings.