Competitive Grants for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean - Phase II

In its first phase (102237), the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) held two calls for proposals, received 479 submissions and funded 26 research projects developed by institutions in 13 countries.

This grant will support at least two more competitions over the period 2007-2009. Operation of the fund will include an evaluation committee for selecting the winning proposals, and a group of specialists to monitor and follow up project performance.

This phase will promote the development and adoption of national public policies that enable the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and help formulate the goals of a common policy agenda at the regional level, the Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society (e-LAC).

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Project status


Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2007

End Date

Monday, March 1, 2010


36 months

IDRC Officer

Perini, Fernando

Total funding

CA$ 453,700


North and Central America, South America, West Indies


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Raúl Echeberría


Registro de Direcciones de Internet para América Latina y Caribe (LACNIC)

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