eLAC is a regionally concerted strategy that conceives of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as instruments for economic development and social inclusion. eLAC is a strategy with a long-term vision (until 2015) in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and those of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). There are 13 Working Groups under eLAC2010, which group regional experts from various sectors to research and develop joint initiatives related to specific eLAC goals. Each group is led by one country, which appoints the group's coordinator.
The list of all the working groups are available at E-LAC's website. Working Groups use a virtual platform to centralize information, upload documents and hold chats or meetings in cyberspace. To participate in a working group, you have to contact your National Focal Point, or the Information Society Programme at UN-ECLAC (socinfocepal.org).
Consultation due on December 31, 2009
This is a listing of events which may be useful for civil society to participate, connect and network on issues relating to information and communication technologies and policies.
Participation in the World Summit on the Information Society Internet Governance Caucus »
Washington DC, United States. Internet Governance Forum USA
September 14 - 15
Seoul, South Korea. ICANN No. 36.
October 25 -30, 2009
Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt. United Nations. IV Internet Governance Forum November 15-18, 2009