Actors, Not Spectators: A Project to Promote the Participation of Women in Technology Careers in Uruguay

Determined to attempt to reverse a global trend, a group of professors of the School of Engineering of the University of the Republic of Uruguay decided to create a project to encourage women’s participation in technology careers, particularly to pursue degrees related to the world of ICTs.

The project “Promoting Careers in ICT Among Teenagers in Uruguay” was born out of this impulse.

SIVIPCAN: The Software which Helps Prevent Cancer

The Movicancer Foundation, a Nicaraguan organization supported by LACNIC’s FRIDA program in 2014, has managed to go beyond its borders thanks to the SIVIPCAN system, a software which collaborates with cancer prevention.

Due to its extraordinary results, the program has been selected by the Network of National Cancer Institutes and Institutions of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) for its implementation in at least eight countries of the Southern Cone and four of Central America.

2018 Call for Projects: Announcement of Shortlisted Projects

The FRIDA program is pleased to announce the projects that have been shortlisted following the 2018 call for projects.

This time, a total of 417 submissions were submitted to the Awards and Grants categories in the two areas of focus: community networks, and technologies and gender.

These are the shortlisted projects:

Webinar: Q&A Session on the FRIDA 2018 Call for Proposals

For those interested in applying to the 2018 call for proposals, FRIDA will be hosting a Webinar to present funding opportunities available, thematic priorities for 2018 and review any questions from potential applicants.

The webinar will be held on 19 April at 17:00 UTC. Carolina Caeiro, LACNIC´s Coordinator of Development Projects,

FRIDA Launches Call for Proposals to Fund Community Networks and Gender and Technology Projects

This year, the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) will prioritize projects for community networks and initiatives that promote gender equality in technology. Through this call for proposals the program will present US $95,000 in the form awards, grants and scale-ups.

The 2018 FRIDA call for proposals ( seeks to support innovation in the LACNIC region.

Applied Technology to Address Social Emergencies

The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) has provided financial support to Mapeo Digital (Digital Mapping), a project aimed at developing a methodology that will allow identifying risk factors and at-risk areas in settlements in the Guatemala City metropolitan area.

The grant awarded by FRIDA served to boost this initiative which seeks to help streamline and prioritize public policies in these territories.

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: