Thanks to the outstanding relationship that MAKAIA has with TechSoup Global and his remarkable work in a Network of Global Partners, as well as the opportunities that the city of Medellin offers for the meeting of the organizations and associations that formulate the innovative projects, the Techsoup Latam Summit 2018, will be held for the first time in Colombia, gathering some representatives of CDI (Chile), ATN (Brazil), TechSoup (USA) and MAKAIA.
From October 15 to 18, MAKAIA will convene this TechSoup Global Technology Partners in a regional meeting that will strengthen the joint work that is being carried out to benefit thousands of social organizations that provide access a range of services and donations of software that positively impact their missionary and philanthropic services. Techsoup’s global network brings together organizations that lead and manage a range of technology capacity development programs to serve communities in almost every region of the world. Each partner of the network adapts its program to the needs of its community and collaboration with other partners to provide a better service to organizations around the world.
In this sense, the event represents an important milestone in the history of MAKAIA, which since its creation in 2006, advances in efforts and actions aimed at international cooperation and the social development of the region through technology, and whose vinculation to the network goes back to 2013, accumulating achievements as significant as the granting, to date, of more than 8,000 software licenses to non-profit organizations and libraries in Colombia and 13 other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with an equivalent market value of more than $ 3.4 million dollars.