FRIDA Program


The Impact and Potential of the Use of Blockchain Technology for Inclusion  

By Ilán Melendez – LACChain Regional Lead Blockchain is a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). DLT refers to a combination of technologies that enable the creation of secure synchronization of shared files that are continuously updated by recording


Proyecto en México para llevar Internet a comunidades indígenas


How a Project is Helping Increase Access in Remote Areas Using Bottles

A conversation between two colleagues at a Colombian university gave rise to an initiative that seemed impossible: to bring the Internet to isolated communities, where there was no electricity. This was how Internet Connectivity and Lighting for Yunguillo’s


Low-Cost Internet Connectivity for Remote Locations

Instituto Atlântico of Brazil was selected as one of the winners of the FRIDA Grants Program with their proposal to develop a low-cost device to create Internet interconnection infrastructure for people living in remote and disconnected areas of Latin


A Tool to Survey Domain Names Registered with a NIC

The proposal by for developing a solution to automatically and regularly survey the domain names registered with a NIC was selected as one of the winners of last year’s edition of LACNIC’s FRIDA Program. In her interview with LACNIC News,


FRIDA Calls for Proposals to Fund Internet Related Projects in the Region

FRIDA, LACNIC’s regional fund for strengthening the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean, is opening this year’s call for proposals for funding innovative projects that promote Internet stability, security, and openness in the region. The


A Project to Improve Internet User Experience

Argentina’s University of Palermo is working on an initiative to optimize latency and therefore improve Internet user experience. Its technical innovation led this project to be selected as one of the winners of the grants offered by LACNIC’s


The Right to Share on a Free Internet

The purpose of the Right to Share on a Free Internet project by Fundación Vía Libre (FVL) is to reduce potential negative impacts of the implementation of copyright law in online networks and platforms and to provide information that will allow


FRIDA Supports 17 Projects for Internet Access, Stability and Security in the Region

FRIDA, LACNIC’s Regional Fund for Strengthening the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean, has announced the seventeen winners of its annual call for projects to support the consolidation of a global, open, stable and secure Internet in the


United for Gender Equality

Conversations held during the LACNIC 31 event in Punta Cana led Carmen Denis (Mexico), Nathalia Sautchuk (Brazil), Paola Pérez (Venezuela) and Erika Vega (Colombia) to begin working on the creation of the Mx Center for Women in Technology (CMTMx). Seeking to