Latin America & the Caribbean
Carlos Afonso, Executive director of APC member Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS), has recently been awarded the ARede 2008 award for digital inclusion. Carlos was named Personality of the Year, for his dedication to promoting social inclusion through the internet.
On 19 November 2008, the Internet Society announced that ESLARED (Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes) was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award.
Last year APC and partners trained local technicians, community leaders and telecentre operators from the Andes on the basic principles of setting up wireless internet access in their communities. Now the participants report on the impact once they went back home.
Overall Workshop Objective: to begin the process of developing the Andean ICT for development that will disseminate research and undertake advocacy on ICT for Development and access to infrastructure
Overall Workshop Objective: to explore and produce a common understanding of the parameters for and research approach toward country level investigations that will produce political narratives of the
LACNIC, the Association for the Progress of Communications (APC) and the Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS) are summoning a multistakeholder meeting, open to all interested parties, with
LACNIC is summoning a consultation meeting with the aim of informing the actors of the regional Internet community (governments, civil society organization, business chambers and associations, academi
ITeM has been coordinating IFIwatchnet since 2005.
As part of the TRICALCAR project a set of seven new training modules, which the WILAC network is pleased to share with its African counterpart, has been made available. The modules range from WiMax to energy for telecommunications systems, visiting VoIP, long distance wireless links and community, gender and technology on the way. There are even sustainability strategies and network planning modules.