eLAC2007, Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Details of the organization
ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)
International organizations

Information about the project
eLAC2007, Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean
eLAC2007 is a regionally concerted public policy agenda which recognizes the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) for economic and social development in the countries of the region. The eLAC2007 Action Plan is based on dialogue and cooperation between all Latin American and Caribbean countries and on the construction of a shared political consensus and strategic vision. eLAC2007 sets 30 concrete goals encompassing 70 activities with the potential to yield tangible results and provide an effective response to the needs of the region's countries in accordance with the situation of each. The goals are based on current projects and activities and are designed to build on synergies and improve regional coordination, while encouraging the launch of new initiatives. They also favour the preparation and implementation of national initiatives on the basis of information-sharing to enhance knowledge and understanding in critical areas.
Regional implementation
Ongoing from 1/6/2005 to 30/11/2007
Alis (Alliance for the Information Society), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), IDRC (International Development Research Centre), ICA (Institute for Connectivity in the Americas), United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force, ORBICOM, Fundación Telefónica, UN Regional Economic Commissions, The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * National e-strategies
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government strategies
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-employment
         * Professional training
      * E-science
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No