2017 FRIDA Winners Announced

The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) is pleased to announce the three projects selected as the winners of the program’s 2017 edition. This year, three innovative initiatives designed to address different educational and environmental challenges in the LAC region will receive FRIDA funding:

FRIDA 2017 Call for Proposals: Shortlisted Projects Announced

The FRIDA program is pleased to announce the projects that have been shortlisted in the 2017 call for projects.

During this cycle, a total of 312 submissions were received under the awards and grants categories. The volume, diversity and quality of these proposals confirm the importance of continuing to work in the region,

2017 FRIDA Call for Proposals

The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) provides funding and recognizes initiatives that promote Internet development and encourage the adoption of digital solutions to address socio-economic challenges in the LAC region and is now announcing its 2017 call for proposals.

As a result of this 2017 call for proposals,

Seed Alliance Nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2017

The collaboration alliance between LACNIC, APNIC and AFRINIC has been selected for its work in the use of ICTs for development

Seed Alliance, the collaboration alliance established between LACNIC and its Regional Internet Registry peers APNIC and AFRINIC has been nominated for the 2017 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes.

New 3.0 Agriculture

New 3.0 Agriculture

AgriNeTT is an initiative that focuses on the use of digital technologies as a tool to strengthen the work of farmers and agricultural institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. Having received a FRIDA Award in 2016 for being one of the most innovative in Latin America and the Caribbean,

Help for a sister

Originally designed to address a personal communication need, the digital platform Hablando con Julis has become a tool widely used by many people with speech, reading and writing difficulties.
This project was the brainchild of a Colombian family seeking to help one of their daughters to communicate. It is one of the proposals that received financial support from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) last year.

FRIDA at the IGF: The South Also Exists

The FRIDA program and its Seed Alliance partners, ISIF Asia by APNIC and FIRE Africa by AFRINIC, participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which brought more than 3,000 participants from across the world to Guadalajara (Mexico) on 6-9 December.

During this global Internet governance summit,

FRIDA Awards Ceremony at the IGF

This Tuesday, LACNIC’s Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) held the ceremony where the two winners received their FRIDA 2016 Awards: AgriNeTT by the University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago) and the Mexicoleaks platform (Mexico).

The two winning initiatives were presented with their awards during a special ceremony held within the framework of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara,

FRIDA Presence at IGF Mexico

Together with its Seed Alliance partners ISIF Asia by APNIC and FIRE by AFRINIC, LACNIC’s FRIDA Program will be present at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum which will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6-9 December.

During the IGF, FRIDA will organize two workshops on cybersecurity and entrepreneurship,

From idea to implementation: Open Data as a way to improve citizen engagement

FRIDA has made it possible to go from idea to reality. The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica wanted to promote citizen participation in order to improve the national budgeting process and encourage transparency in the information on the use of Jamaica’s public resources.

They submitted their project to FRIDA’s call for proposals and were selected to receive a FRIDA grant.