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.

Project ID

103371

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, February 2, 2006

End Date

Friday, May 2, 2008

Duration

24 months

IDRC Officer

Petrazzini, Ben

Total funding

CA$ 949,700

Countries

North and Central America, South America, West Indies

Program

Networked Economies

Project Leader

Roxana Barrantes

Institution

Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Institution Country

Peru

Institution Website

http://www.iep.org.pe