ConectaRSE para Crecer

Details of the organization
Telefónica del Perú S.A.A.
Business sector entities

Information about the project
ConectaRSE para Crecer
“ConectaRSE para Crecer” (Connecting to grow) program highlights the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to promote the development of rural areas in Peru. CPC started as a corporate social responsibility program of Telefónica del Perú, but it aims to be a movement in which the public, private and civil sector, gradually become drivers of ICTs power to reduce social gaps. It includes three strategic lines: i) CPC Award, which recognizes successful experiences of ICTs uses in education, health, e-government and productive projects, ii) a digital platform: space for academic, public and private actors to share knowledge around ICTs rural experiences, and iii) the promotion of rural entrepreneurship: includes national workshops to promote the visibility and replication of good practices in ICTs use. Since 2011, CPC has received 844 applications from the 24 Peruvian regions related to experiences of fruitful use of ICTs in rural areas. Likewise, it has recognized 59 projects that have received funding and training to improve their results and sustainability.
National implementation: Peru
Ongoing from 04/02/2011 to 31/12/2020
- Companies: Salgalu, Number6, and Wayra. - NGO and civil society organizations: Caritas del Peru, Ongawa, Centro de Información y Educación para la Prevención del Abuso de Drogas - CEDRO (Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse), Crecer en Red (Grow in Network) and KUNAN. - International Cooperation: Cámara Española (Spanish Chamber) and Soluciones Prácticas (Practical Solutions) - Universities: Universidad del Pacífico (University of the Pacific), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Catholic University) and Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University). - State: Regional Government of Apurimac, Regional Government of Loreto, Fondo de Inversión en Telecomunicaciones –FITEL (the Telecommunications Investment Fund), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica – CONCYTEC (National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation ), Ministerio de la Producción (Ministry of Production) and ProGobernabilidad.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Programme