Karla Velasco Ramos

Latin America regional coordinator (REDES AC implementer), community networks project

Biography

Karla holds a BA in International Relations from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). She was one of the 15 people selected for the programme "Innovation for Equality" organised by Berkeley University and Prospera. Karla coordinates the International Area of Redes por la Diversidad, Equidad y Sustentabilidad (REDES A.C.). She regularly participates in international telecommunication forums, as she advocates for the development of a regulatory framework for community networks in Latin America. Through her participation in Permanent Consultative Committee 1 of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission of the OAS, she coordinated a questionnaire for the report Community Networks in Latin America: Challenges, Regulations and Solutions, which offers an analysis of the existing regulations on community networks in Latin America.

Karla Velasco Ramos is the regional coordinator nominated by REDES A.C., the project implementing partner in Latin America.

About REDES A.C.

Redes por la Diversidad, Equidad y Sustentabilidad A.C. (REDES A.C.) is a civil society organisation created in 2004 by members committed to diversity, equity and sustainability, promoting networks and enabling processes for organisations, groups and communities. It seeks to build strong and deep relationships with the rural communities and associations it works with, in order to support actions that contribute to Mexico’s development. Since its establishment, it has worked in two main areas: indigenous and community communication and sustainable community development.

Purpose of position

The regional coordinator is nominated as the representative of the implementing partner. The nominated regional coordinator will be the primary person responsible for the regional implementation of: 

1. Strengthening the community networks movement through grant support, peer learning and capacity building.

2. In part, enabling the creation of new community networks via awareness raising and movement building.

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