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Project ID: 1174510404
Entity: ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)
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Activity: eLAC2007, Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [National e-strategies] [E-participation] [Partnerships]
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. 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]
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme
Time scale: Ongoing: 1/6/2005 - 30/11/2007
Partners: 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


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