Learn about the projects that have received funding
The following is an overview of three projects funded by FRIDA under each of its thematic categories. To learn more about all the projects funded by the program, check out our project database.
The project involves the implementation of origin validation for BGP routes in RENATA’s network backbone, which provides interconnection services to SNCTI in Colombia and the rest of the world. Specifically, the project will focus on the major exchange points in Bogotá (which provides connectivity to the Clara Network) and in Barranquilla (which provides Internet connectivity).
Coding Rights is a group of Latin American women based in Brazil and dedicated to the promotion of fundamental rights in the digital world by integrating knowledge and use of technology and the arts in public policy and other processes.
Community Networks have been depending since their inception on modifying existing off-the-shelf routers to adapt them to their particular needs. Software development originated in Community Network groups and the Free Software movement as a whole have pushed the barriers of innovation and helped commercial enterprises develop new products over the years.
News about the projects that have received funding
- 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 encourage greater female participation in the word of Information Technologies —particularly in the region […]
- Attended by more than 500 participants, the seventh edition of the Latin American Telecommunications Congress (CLT) was held from 1 to 5 July in the city of Cordoba, Argentina. The event’s agenda included topics such as the digital economy in Latin America, public policy for innovation, and accessibility. Ernesto Majó, Deputy Executive Director of LACNIC, […]
- With the support of LACNIC’s FRIDA Program, the project titled Mobile Lab for Developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills has enriched the work of Colombian teachers by training them in programming languages and robotics. Last year, this initiative of Universidad del Magdalena (Colombia) received a FRIDA grant to increase early exposure of young […]
- Community networks have become a viable alternative to provide Internet access to unconnected populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Colombia, Colnodo is a project that seeks to connect people in remote or rural areas not served by the major companies to the digital world. The funds obtained last year thanks to LACNIC’s FRIDA […]
- Members of one of the panels organized during LACNIC 31 shared with the audience four stories on the impact of the work of LACNIC and other regional organizations towards Internet development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Members of the community and former participants of initiatives such as the online Campus; Ayitic Goes Global, the […]