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Home > Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean Region - Updated: 07-11-2008 8:46


UNESCO E-Governance Capacity Building Initiative

Focus on Latin America
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Defining E-Governance

Examples of E-Governance

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13 ICT projects





Book(s)
Guía de Democracia Electrónica Local UNESCO/ Universidad Externado de Colombia

Guía de Gobierno Electrónico Local UNESCO/ Universidad Externado de Colombia

Documents
ICTs and Good Governance: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Local Governance in Latin America
A survey on the conditions for the use of ICTs in five countries in Latin America: Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. (Disponible en español)

Information on the project in Spanish
Fortalecimiento de capacidades de la gobernabilidad electrónica

Recommendations on policy formulation on ICT and e-governance strategies for CARICAD Member States
The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will be recommending an evidence based policy formulation approach to member states seeking to formulate Informa-tion and Communica-tion Technology (ICT) or e-governance strategies.

Training manual for the development of digital cities in Latin America
Only in Spanish

Websites
America Latina Punto Gob (Go)
Observatorio de Sociedad, Gobierno y Tecnologías de Información (Go)
Red Iberoamericana de Ciudades Digitales (RED) (Go)
Tools to promote transparency in Colombian municipalities (Go)
Event(s)
VI Encuentro Iberoamericano de ciudades digitales

 

PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN THE LAC REGION

 News

Specialization course on local e-governance: Cegel II (in Spanish) and Cegel I (in Portuguese) Specialization course on local e-governance: Cegel II (in Spanish) and Cegel I (in Portuguese)*
03-10-2006 - This course organized by UNESCO and the Union Iberoamericana de Municipalistas (UIM) in the framework of the cross-cutting project on “ICTs to improve governance” financed by the Spanish Government aims at delivering essential skills to local government officials and will examine how ICTs can be used by the local public organizations and what it can bring to local democracy.

UNESCO supports a high level course on leadership and information management for local public servants in Latin America UNESCO supports a high level course on leadership and information management for local public servants in Latin America*
27-03-2006 (Bogotá)  - In cooperation with the Universidad Externado de Colombia, the Colombian Federation of Municipalities, the German Cooperation Agency and Transparency for Colombia, UNESCO launched a face-to-face and virtual course to promote the use of ICTs to improve governance.

Spain releases US$ 816,000 for IFAP projects Spain releases US$ 816,000 for IFAP projects
17-01-2006 (Paris)  - Thanks to funds now released by the Spanish Government, four projects of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) can now begin. All four projects deal with e-governance in Latin American countries.

New Task Force to Promote E-Government Effectiveness In Latin America and the Caribbean New Task Force to Promote E-Government Effectiveness In Latin America and the Caribbean
01-12-2005 - (Development Gateway) A new e-Government effectiveness (eGe) Inter-Agency Task Force to support e-government effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was launched at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia in November 2005.

The II World Summit of Cities and Local Authorities on the Information Society in Bilbao The II World Summit of Cities and Local Authorities on the Information Society in Bilbao*
01-10-2005 - The Bilbao Summit is geared towards all those who are responsible for creating an Information Society that is accessible to all people, which meets the needs of citizens, and which creates jobs and new professional powers.

UNESCO supports the publication of training manuals on e-democracy and e-governance in Latin America UNESCO supports the publication of training manuals on e-democracy and e-governance in Latin America*
16-09-2005 - In cooperation with the Universidad Externado of Colombia and in the framework of the e-governance cross-cutting project, UNESCO publishes two training manuals for local civil servants in Latin America who wish to develop policies and projects in the field of e-governance.

UWIDEC and UNESCO launch an online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean UWIDEC and UNESCO launch an online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean*
01-07-2005 - The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have just launched an online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic: The e-Government Plan will be launched next June Dominican Republic: The e-Government Plan will be launched next June*
08-04-2005 - The Dominican e-Government Plan proposed by the President Leonel Fernández during his campaign will start in June. The Ministry of Education will be the first one to go online. This initiative will allow citizens to obtain information on public services by visiting a Web portal.

Met@LoGo: Developing e-local governance portals for the benefit of local SMEs in Latin America Met@LoGo: Developing e-local governance portals for the benefit of local SMEs in Latin America*
30-03-2005 - Met@LoGo (Meta e-Local Governance), is a @LIS Project, a programme of the European Commission aiming to reinforce the partnership between the European Union and Latin America in the field of the Information Society.

UNESCO supports an online Observatory on ICTs, Society and Governance  issues in Latin America UNESCO supports an online Observatory on ICTs, Society and Governance issues in Latin America*
09-12-2004 - UNESCO´s project on e-governance capacity-building established a cooperation agreement with the Universidad Externado de Colombia to strengthen the online Observatory on ICTs, Society and Government issues launched by this University in 2003. The Observatory has a clearing house function on e-governance and on the information society in Colombia and Latin America.



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