Background Low research investment rates (R+D/GDP) Lack of Policies to promote research Poor relationship between academy and business sector Research focused on non-profitable issues Low private investment R+D+I rates Poor dissemination of research results Technology originated outside LAC
Main Goal To enhance the regional capability of developing knowledge and its influence on the development of ICT public policies related to solving relevant issues in LAC which limit the development of the Information Society.
General layout To articulate organizations from different countries To reach all countries and regions, including less developed countries (Caribbean, Central America, Paraguay, Bolivia) To promote institutional capacity building eLAC 2007, 2010 Incidence in policy
FRIDA key points Organizations Latin American and Caribbean countries Innovative research Projects ICT Small grants
FRIDA I Summary 2 Summons for research projects (2004, 2005) Donors: IDRC, ICA, ISOC, GKP, LACNIC Main Results Regional Fund 479 initiatives from 21 countries US$ 480.000 26 projects executed by researchers from 13 countries 6 researchers supported to disseminate their results Increasing of technical and research capabilities on proposal organizations Researchers involved in relevant global issues Better recognition of the researchers around the region
FRIDA II – 2007 - 2009 Budget: US$ 650.000 Donors: IDRC/ICA, ISOC, LACNIC Projects to be supported: 30 New tools: Ad hoc fund Learning centre Newsletter Workshop
FRIDA II – at this moment First summon (2007): 200 projects evaluated 15 selected projects are being executed (from 10 countries) US$ 259.000 approved Second Summon (2008)
Priorized subjects New technologies (IPv6, WiMax, WiFi, VoIP, etc.) Capacity building and knowledge Access and digital inclusion, Regional interconnection, e-government, Institutional frameworks
2008 summons One-year projects: US$ 15.000 Deadline: August,15th 19:00 hs UTC How to apply? Sending an email with the form to: firstname.lastname@example.org More information: email@example.com http://www.programafrida.net/sp/convocatoria_2008.html
+RAICES Root servers are a key part of the Internet, For technology reasons the number of this servers is limited to 13 10 of them are located in USA, 2 in Europe and 1 in Japan Anycast technology made possible to have clones of Servers and locate them around the world At this moment there are more than 100 copies Two copies before +Raices in LAC region
+RAICES To deploy Internet DNS root servers 2004 MoU with ISC – F Root Server responsible Project Roles: ISC, F root server responsible, gives its experience and expertise to manage anycast copies Local Host: provides facilities (building, conectivity and some equipments) LACNIC identify local hosts and provides funds for installation and maintennance costs during the fisrt 2 years. Others (Connectivity, equipments)
+RAICES Main Results: 5 root servers installed Chile (2005), Argentina and Venezuela (2006); Panama and Equador (2007) In articulation with: governments, academy, private associations 2008: two copies to be located in Colombia and Caribe? Other Root Servers to deploy?
eLAC It was the result of the Regional Conference of Governments, in 2005 (Río de Janeiro). eLAC-2007 includes 70 goals. eLAC-2007 process is runs by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) LACNIC has activities that directly contribute with the achievement of 25 of the eLAC-2007 objectives probing that LACNIC is an active actor in the development of the Information Society in our region. LACNIC usually participates in every eLAC activities, working groups, etc. Specially in those working groups related to the technical stability of Internet.
LACNIC and eLAC-2010 A new round of goals set by the governments to be achieved by 2010. LACNIC participated during the debates and the elaboration of the 83 goals of the San Salvador Commitment. Particularly, goal 15 referring to IPv6: Carry out actions geared towards promoting the adoption of the IPv6 protocol at the public and private levels with a view to making all public services offered via the IP protocol, as appropriate, available on IPv6 and ensuring that the main State infrastructure and applications are IPv6-compatible. Actions to be implemented will, to the extent possible, include the early implementation of requirements to ensure that government procure equipment and applications that are IPv6-compatible.
Other relevant forums CITEL – OAS Inter-American forum for technical issues LACNIC present in all CP1 meetings Proposed IPv6 goal IGF Regional Pre IGF (Montevideo, August, 20th)
IPv6 Tour LACNIC campaign (July 2007) All regional networks IPv6 ready at 1/1/11 A set of activities focused in IPv6 deployment Planned locations Bahia, Br, Montevideo, Uy; Curazao, An; Port au Prince, Ht; La Habana, Cu; San José, CR; Caracas, Ve; Bogotá, Co; Monterrey and México City, Mx On demand IPv6 Portal – www.portalipv6.lacnic.net
6DEPLOY European Comission project (FP7) Participants: AfriNIC, BREN (BG), Cisco (NL), Consulintel (SP), FCCN (PT), GRNET (GR), LACNIC, Martel (CH), NIIFI (HU), Renater (FR), Soton-ECS (UK), UCL (UK), UNINETT (NO), APNIC, RIPE-NCC, … Collection and maintenance of material for the training sessions, and the tailoring of programmes in conjunction with the requesting organisation. Hands-on IPv6 training (focusing more on training trainers). E-learning course. Assistance for the development of a strategic plan (roadmap) for the deployment and advise on practical aspects such as equipment ordering specifications, routing plans, etc. An IPv6 Deployment Guide will be maintained, and supplemented with examples of case studies. A less-technical How to Deploy guide will also be produced for administrators.