Latin America & the Caribbean

Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: 

UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unep.fr/scp/ict/
Contact person: 
Sonia Valdivia
Contact email: 
sc@unep.fr
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
report, information, links
Developed by: 
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency - CDERA
Description: 

This project aims to identify and test innovative information and communication technology (ICT) applications that could enhance the effectiveness of disaster management in the Caribbean, including early warning systems and post-crisis collection. Activities include the testing of ICT applications and research in three island states (St.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://idrc.ca/en/ev-123600-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Contact person: 
General information
Contact email: 
cdera@caribsurf.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

The project strives to connect data providers (including the scientific and technical community) with data users (local communities, water and sanitation operators, the general public) in order to mitigate the adverse effects of natural disasters.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://idrc.ca/en/ev-139866-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Contact person: 
Pablo Gonzalez - Project Leader
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

This grant will support the preparation of a concept paper to identify the potential of ICTs to prepare women farmers to adapt to and manage climate change.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://idris.idrc.ca/app/Search
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
Regional Platform of Electronic Residues in Latin America and the Caribbean
Description: 

The objectives of this regional platform are adequate management and the correct final treatment of e-waste generated in the region. The methodologies which which the regional platform operates are applied research and capacity building.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://residuoselectronicos.net
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, forum, stakeholder database, video, documents

New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

Brazilian women advance in the process of technological dominion

SAO PAULO

“Liberation from fear and bad attitude in relation to ICTs – information and communication technologies”, “a unique opportunity for empowerment seeking to overcome technological limitations”, “conviction that the amplification of horizons with regards to internet use is not a monster”, “the certainty that the internet will provide better service for the networks for protection of w

Regional Internet Governance Forum in Ecuador: Registration and financial assistance

QUITO 11 June 2010 (APC)

Registration for the third Latin American and the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum is now open. The event will take place from 3-5 August in Quito, Ecuador. There will be financial assistance for representatives of organisations active in internet issues from LAC.

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Feminist Tech Exchange in Uruguay

Location: 
Posada al Sur, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
Date and time: 
Oct 12 2010 (All day) - Oct 15 2010 (All day)

This activity is co-organised with Cotidiano Mujer and Young Feminists’Network in the South Cone

Third regional Latin American and the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

MONTEVIDEO 25 May 2010 (APC)

APC, the NUPEF Institute, and the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) are pleased to announce the Third Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place on 3-5 August 2010 in the city of Quito, Ecuador.

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