Selected Projects 2016

FRIDA Awards 2016

AgriNeTT: e-Agriculture in the Caribbean

University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)

AgriNeTT is an e-Agriculture project which infuses ICT into the agriculture sector of Trinidad & Tobago to build a knowledge intensive agriculture economy. The project provides ICT tools for the farming community and agricultural institutions to help to drive economic growth of the agriculture sector and increase its competitiveness.


Mexicoleaks (México)

Méxicoleaks is an independent whistleblowing platform for leaking information in the public interest of Mexico. In addition to offering a platform where whistleblowers can share information safely and anonymously, Méxicoleaks is an alliance of media outlets and NGOs working together to build a more transparent and democratic Mexico.

FRIDA Grants 2016

Digital Mapping - IDRC Grant

Perpendicular (Guatemala)

There are more than 300 informal settlements in the metropolitan area of ​​Guatemala. The goal of the Digital Mapping project is to design a methodology that can be used to identify risk factors and areas, and then apply this methodology in pilot settlements so that it can be assessed, improved and replicated in others.


BIDYA: Digital and Accessible Library - IDRC Grant

Unión Nacional de Ciegos del Uruguay (Uruguay)

BIDYA seeks to act on some of the factors that affect the educational track of children, teenagers and young people with visual disabilities. Its goal is to offer tools that will favor their reinsertion and continuity in the formal education system, thus guaranteeing equal opportunities.

Amazon Digital Radio Network using HF - IDRC Grant

State University of Sao Paulo (Brasil)

This project provides a digital communication infrastructure for traditional communities in the isolated rural rainforest areas in Acre State, in the Amazon region of Brazil.

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Protecting the TOR Network against Malicious Traffic - Internet Society Grant

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brasil)

Tor is an overlay network that enables anonymous communication between applications that communicate over TCP. This network serves hundreds of thousands of users, allowing them to decide when they wish to be identified, thus keeping their online data from being tracked and protecting the privacy of their activities against third party tracking attempts.

BGP Security in RENATA's Infrastructure - Internet Society Grant

Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada (Colombia)

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).

IPv6 deployment - LACNIC Grant

Universidad Nacional del Tucumán (Argentina)

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT) is the largest university of Northern Argentina and its community includes more than 80,000 people. The Rector’s Office connects UNT to the Internet and has a Class C IPv4 block and a link provided by ARIU (the Association of Inter-University Networks), as well as a /48 IPv6 prefix.

FRIDA Scale-Ups 2016

Hablando con Julis vr 3.0 Español e Inglés

Hablando con Julis (Colombia)

Hablando con Julis (HCJ) is a technology solution for people with speaking, reading and writing difficulties. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as the Social Innovation of the Year, it has already reached more than 5,000 users in Latin America and shown great results.


Asociación Civil Altermundi (Argentina)

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.