Details of the organization
Ministry of Information and Communication Technolgies of Colmbia- MINTIC
  • 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
Digital Citizenship is a program that enables the digital and productive transformation of the people in Colombia, bringing them tools to increase their quality of life, making them more productive and bringing access to productive opportunities. We created a framework of 28 competencies within the 9 elements of Digital Citizenship proposed by Mike Ribble, to be developed and evaluated on the “know-what”, “know-how” and “know-why” axes, and a set of questions to assess the performance within each of them. We developed the most basic competencies of Digital Literacy through face-to-face courses, prioritizing 95 municipalities of the 32 departments of Colombia, based on poverty, connectivity and base literacy levels, and prioritizing the most vulnerable population on each of them. For the remaining competencies, we created quality content and made it available online for anyone to consult. Finally, we created a baseline of partners that would give relevance and value to the certified competencies within the academy and the job market, and created an online community that brings access to opportunities for citizens and allows them to share experiences and to exercise their digital citizenship.
National implementation: Colombia
Ongoing from 28/07/2017 to 31/12/2018
To promote the courses and the certification, we developed partnerships with more than 120 allies, including the government of each of the 32 departments and more than 25 cities of Colombia, more than 35 national universities, international partners like UN Global Compect and AIESEC, educational institutions like Aulas Amigas, Computadores para Educar, REDIS and SENA, innovation hubs like CreaTIC, Fundación C7 and Sharecollab, NGOs like Fundación Conéctate con la Vida, Fundación Karisma and ImpactoTIC, enterprises like Aldeamo and Hewlett Packard, the national army and the national police.

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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