FRIDA Awards

FRIDA Awards seek to acknowledge innovative initiatives and practices that leverage information and communications technology to provide creative solutions for the region’s social and economic development.

FRIDA Grants

FRIDA Grants provide funding to support research projects and innovative initiatives that seek to explore the potential of information and communications technology for promoting the region’s social and economic development and Internet access.

FRIDA Scale-Ups

FRIDA Scale-Ups seek to strengthen social enterprises that have developed successful technological solutions by allowing them to gain scale.

About FRIDA

FRIDA is the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean.  FRIDA is a LACNIC initiative that has been contributing to the development of the region’s information society since 2004. The program provides funding as well as capacity building and networking opportunities to civil society organizations, enterprises, governments and universities that articulate the potential of information and communications technology to contribute to regional development.

FRIDA is member of the Seed Alliance and has been funded with contributions from LACNIC, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Internet Society and the Sweedish Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Projects

112 projects

funded

18 countries

reached

1.4 US$

million allocated

10 years

working in the region

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