MAKAIA will be the host of TechSoup Latam Regional Meeting 2018, Partners for Social Development

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.

Participating organizations:

  • TechSoup (USA): non-profit organization with more than 10 years has taken more than $ 10.1 billion USD to social organizations through its program of software donations, design service and the implementation of technology solutions in a more fair. The technology network connects more than 1’040,000 NGOs in over 236 countries and territories around the world and helps more than 150 companies enhance the impact of their philanthropy activities and programs.
  • Committee for the Democratization of Information Technology – CDI (Chile): founded in 1995, is a non-profit organization that becomes educational in the use of technology (Schools of Information Technology and Citizenship), with the objective of reducing levels of digital exclusion and promotes citizenship, literacy, ecology, health, citizen participation, non-violence, through information technology.
  • Telecentre Association of Information and Business – ATN (Brazil):  is an Organization of Civil Society of Public Interest, created on March 7, 2006 and seeks better social and economic conditions through digital inclusion, supporting development and sustainability. Telecentres and exchange with other organizations for research, development of new technologies and ICT training methodologies.

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