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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 (https://programafrida.net/en/) 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:

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.