Synergies for the Development of Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean
To Ida Holz, President of the Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks (CLARA), hosting the region's main Internet organizations within its headquarters at the Internet Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean is an "act of solidarity" on the part of LACNIC.
During the past few years, the Information Society has grown very quickly in Latin America and the Caribbean and contributed to the region's economic boom, noted the Uruguayan Minister of Industry, Roberto Kreimerman, during the Internet Hub's opening ceremony.
The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) announces that its 2012 call for proposals is now open. Both nominations for the FRIDA awards and applications for the grants for projects and initiatives that have significantly contributed to the use and development of the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean are being accepted.
This year FRIDA joined “Seed Alliance, Helping Ideas Grow,” a new international collaboration initiative aimed at promoting innovation and solutions for social development at a larger scale.
Those interested in submitting a proposal to participate in the 2012 FRIDA awards or apply for the 2012 FRIDA small grants program can complete the application process online.
The main Internet organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean have concentrated their activities at the Internet Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, the most important of its kind at international level. The Hub's headquarters are located in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, and are home to the six most relevant Internet organizations of the region. Its goal is to help build synergies, support development, and offer better services to the Latin American and Caribbean community, involving an ever-growing number of stakeholders.