NETWORKS AND DEVELOPEMENT FOUNDATION
THE REDALC PROJECT:
NETWORK IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
It was the first project and the reason to be the "Office of the REDALC project
of the Latin Union" (1988-1993) from which FUNREDES appeared in September
The same term is being used:
for the working group REDALC and the office of REDALC (now FUNREDES)
to characterize the methodology which was worked
out after the start of investigations made under this project.
as name of the electronic list REDALC
The history of the project:
The idea of a project about an investigation network was born en the Latin
Union in 1988
To determine the grade of interes for this project, people all around the
region were asked about it.
Informal contacts were built with possible partners of the project:
France-Telecom, the PII of the UNESCO, the European Union, the European Academic
Network EARN, the French Antilles.
In 1989 the
of the REDALC document was written.
The REDALC office and the group of consultants was founded under the general
coordination of D. Pimienta. The actions previewed in this document were
realized. The project received a financial aid from the Latin Union, the
European Community and the colaboration of the UNESCO.
1991 an important workshop-reunion UNESCO / REDALC was realized in Rio de
Janeiro which is connected to the first latin american network forum.
In the same year the
workshop REDALC of Santo Domingowas realized in the Dominican Republic
with a lot of success. This generated important results consiged in the final
info in which they are described as pilot projects to create the
acedemic network project and the Dominican
investigation network REDID.
In the year 1992 the
of the impact of REDALC in The Antilles was worked out.
1992 the Information of the final study of factibilities REDALC was finished
and the first step of its realisation was planned in the
proposition Latin American network as added value.
1993-96 To write
Products and successes of the REDALC study: The workout of a methodology
called the REDALC methodology which was successfully
started during the birth and development of the National
Networks of Peru, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Conferences and workshops organized by the REDALC office Reunion -
Workshop UNESCO / Redalc - Río De Janeiro 1991 "First workshop - Latin
American Forum about Networks". Río de Janeiro, Brasil. 10/91
Have a look at the workshops REDID (Dom.Rep.)
and REHRED (Haitian network)
Publications about the REDALC proyect
"Paper of the Latin Union in the development of investigational networks
in Latin America and The Caribbean". Pimienta, D., First presentation in
the "First Latin American Network Workshop", Río de Janeiro, Brasil.
"Investigation Networks in Latin America", Pimienta, D. In "Special Edition
on Information and Research Networks", Informative letter NTC/NCT, Vol VI,
No.14, Lima, Perú, IPAL (Institute for Latin America), 5/91.
"Communication via computers: A hope for the cientific sector of the third
world; the experience of REDALC en Latin America", Pimienta, D. Published
The magazin "Educación Superior y Sociedad", Vol.3, No.2, Caracas,
Venezuela, CRESALC/UNESCO, 7-12/9;
The magazin "Chasque", No.45. Informatics and development", pp50-53, 4/93.
Titel "Informatics and development".
Workshop of Vigilia Tecnológica, Caracas, Venezuela. 3/93.
The magazin "Ciencias de la Información",Vol.24, No.3. Cuba 11/93.
"REDALC Methodology", Pimienta, D., Matrix News, 9/93.
To be completed...
Conferences in which the REDALC project, its methodology and its results
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