<<Since the early 90's, FUNREDES' position is that "ICT for Development" is NOT about plugging and playing, chatting and surfing, getting information abroad, converging to one language, one culture and one market. It's about empowering persons and communities, collaborating and social networking, producing local content, facilitating diversity of languages, cultures and opinions.>>
- Opening of a page dedicated to Information Literacy, July 2020 Go
- Rock the Internet Blues. A critical vision of the evolution of the Internet, June 2020 See
We thanks TRICOM
which has hosted our site in solidarity between 1998 and 2007.
After, the site has been re-hosted in a commercial servers (1&1) thanks to the support of NAP of the Caribbean
and the efforts of Álvaro Blanco.
Finally the site is being migrated in FastComet web hosting services in June 2019, again thanks to the efforts of Álvaro Blanco.
The funredes.org domain is now maintained at no cost as long as the web hosting contract is renewed; the associated domains will not be renewed and the corresponding information is only accessible via the WayBack Machine of Archive.org (see below).
We invite you to go straight into FUNREDES main projects and activities after 2000:
- Measuring Linguistic Diversity in the NET (DILINET) *
- ICT for a new Caribbean governance and the reconstruction of Haiti (CARDICIS3) *
- Methodology and Social Impact of ICT in America (MISTICA)
- Observatory of Social Impact of ICT in America (OLISTICA)
- Observatory of Languages and Culture on the Internet (OLC)
- Information Society and Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean (CARDICIS) *
- Supporting ICT Research between Europe and the Caribbean (WINDS-LA) *
- Participation in WSIS process
- Network on social impact of ICT (REDISTIC) *
- Information Society in Dominican Republic (SOCINFODO) *
- Caribbean Integration ICT and Cooperation (CARIBTIC)
- World Matters: multicultural perspectives on information societies
- Efficient Management of Multilingual Electronic Conference (EMEC)
- Linguistic inter-comprehension in virtual communities (TRADAUTO * and DEMOGOODLE *)
- Methodology for multi-stakeholder consultation for a national strategy for Information Society (ICT4D)
You can also check the main presentations online : PRESENTATIONS
Or go into some a short selection of books or papers which received Funredes contributions:
- NET.LANG: Towards a multilingual cyberspace (C&F)
- Accelerating development using the web (W3C Foundation)
- Digital Divide, Social Divide, Paradigmatic Divide (MISTICA)
- World Matters: multicultural perspectives on Information Societies (C&F)
- Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet: balance and perspectivas (UNESCO)
- At the Boundaries of Ethics and Cultures : Virtual Communities as an Open Ended Process Carrying the Will for Social Change (the "MISTICA" experience)
- Perspectivas de la cooperación sur-sur en el marco de las sociedades de los saberes compartidos: visión desde el terreno (FUNREDES)
- Measuring linguistic Diversity on the Internet (UNESCO)
- Otro lado de la brecha: perspectivas latinoamericanas ante la CMSI (REDISTIC) *
- Building Research Networks in Developing Countries: not exactly the same story! (FUNREDES)
Note: we have lost many pages due to software obsolescence which had made them incompatible with new versions, or due to the release of associated domain names. In most of the cases the can be retrieved using the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive (to whom we owe eternal acknowledgments); the corresponding pages are marked with *.
If you are interested in Internet archeology (LA&C Internet history 1988-1996) see our new presentation in Spanish : Part of the prehistory of the Internet in the Caribbean: the experience of FUNREDES in its initial period 1988-1995, Roundtable: "Development of the Internet in decade of XX century and its influence in Cuba y the rest of Latin America", in HICAL, Informatica2016, La Habana, 14-18 de Marzo, 2016 and read the paper associated with the presentation.
Then you can either go into our Gopher simulation or discover our first historical website, as it was in 1998, reporting on projects about regional or national research and civil society networks, such as REDALC (regional), RCP (Peru). REDID (Dominican Rep.), REHRED (Haiti)and many others, or visit the complete version of our website as of 2102 , as it is kept by the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive.
If you want to know more detailed information on events, publications and research activities go to FUNREDES's head home page.