Regional Dialogue on the Information Society Network (Latin America and the Caribbean)

The Regional Dialogue on the Information Society Network (Red de Diálogo Regional sobre la Sociedad de la Información - REDIS/DIRSI) is a multidisciplinary network that supports effective participation in the information society by poor and marginalized communities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

REDIS/DIRSI aims to become a focal point for research and knowledge on pro-poor information and communication technology (ICT) policies and regulation in the region. It will do so by cultivating partnerships with donors, multilateral agencies, universities, regulators and civil society organizations (CSOs); promoting South-South and South-North linkages with, for example, Canadian academic institutions; and undertaking large-scale research, dissemination and training activities, thus redressing the current fragmentation of effort across the region. REDIS/DIRSI also expects to train the next generation of ICT policy researchers and ICT policymakers.

This grant will help REDIS/DIRSI attain these goals.

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Start Date

Thursday, February 2, 2006

End Date

Friday, May 2, 2008


24 months

IDRC Officer

Petrazzini, Ben

Total funding

CA$ 949,700


North and Central America, South America, West Indies


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Roxana Barrantes


Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

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