Details of the organization
Community Technology Centers (Centros Tecnológicos Comunitarios)
Dominican Republic
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
INNOVAPP is a contest that seeks to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation using technology and celebrating digital entrepreneurship through the solution of social, environmental and educational challenges through the development of applications (APP) in different programming languages. At the time of the creation of Innovapp in 2014, the public sector of the Dominican Republic did not have a youth-oriented initiative that combined interdisciplinary factors in the creation of technological products that respond to the most pressing problems posed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This initiative was created by the Vice Presidency of the Dominican Republic within the framework of the Community Technology Centers. The Community Technology Centers (CTC) are multipurpose physical spaces that provide free access to all people without distinction of gender, age or condition, to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and to educational and cultural training programs in vulnerable areas of the Dominican Republic to help close the existing digital gap. We are living in the knowledge era and technology has become a powerful tool to promote human development and transform people's lives. Innovapp, as its name suggests, has represented a new solution model to the social, environmental and educational challenges of the Dominican Republic through the development of diverse technological applications.
National implementation: Dominican Republic
Ongoing from 14/11/2014 to 10/11/2020
Innovapp has the support of: - Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic. - United Nations Development Program (UNDP). - Microsoft Dominicana. - Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic. - Center for Innovation for Development (CIDE) - Pedro Henríquez Ureña University (UNPHU) - Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Project