LACNIC's Líderes Program Selects 16 Internet Governance Research Projects

16 September 2021

LACNIC's Líderes 2.0 program is pleased to announce that it has selected 16 projects as the winners of its second call for proposals for research projects on Internet Governance topics relating to the Internet and the Pandemic: Impacts on Human Rights, Digital Inclusion, Security and trust, and Internet and Productivity.

After careful analysis of the 32 proposals submitted by members of the Latin American and Caribbean community, the winning proposals will receive up to $1,500 US dollars, the support of a mentor experienced in global Internet governance issues and will have three months to complete their research project.

The mentoring team is composed of Nigel Cassimire, Raquel Gatto, Julián Casasbuenas, and Alejandra Erramuspe. Once participants submit their final papers, their work will be published on the Líderes Program section of LACNIC's website.

These are the 16 selected projects:

  • Gender, Technology and Social Innovation in Haiti, by Myrline Edmond, Haiti;
  • Investigating the Caribbean ICT Landscape - Availability, Quality, Resilience, Sustainability & Usage, by Naomi Padmore, Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Onboarding of Teleworking and e-Judiciary Practices in the Trinidad and Tobago Judiciary, by Jacqueline Morris, Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Challenges in the Remote Education of Students in the Pernambuco Sertão, by Alane Luma Santa Siquiera, Brazil;
  • The Children's Internet –Luisa Fernanda Alfaro Luna, Mexico;
  • Privacy, Pandemic, and Government Accountability: Current and Future Scenarios, by Gabriel Toscano, Brazil;
  • Xenophobia and Hate Speech against Latin American Migrants on Twitter in the Context of Covid-19, by Herly Alejandra Quiñónez Gómez, Venezuela;
  • Geron ICT Literacy: A Guyanese Digital Inclusive Perspective, by Myrtle Richards, Guyana;
  • Community Communications Network Using Loudspeakers in the North of Cauca, Colombia, by Julian Felipe Latorre Ochoa, Colombia; 
  • ICT Integration for Geron Teachers at the Dominica State College - A Digital Analytic Perspective, by Bertnell Richards, Dominica;
  • New Work Arrangements and the Reality of App-Based Delivery Workers in Brazil during the Pandemic, by Anderson Santana, Brazil;
  • Remote Learning during the Pandemic: The Challenges Faced by Students in Rural Paraiba-Brazil Due to the Platformization of Education, by Luzivânia Maria Da Silva, Brazil;
  • Censorship and the Right to Communicate Via the Internet in Latin America, by Juan Pablo Salazar Hoyos, Colombia;
  • The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Digital Gender Violence in Ecuador: Case Studies Accompanied by Navegando Libres, by Susana Godoy-Garcia, Ecuador;
  • The Challenges Faced by Girls and Elderly Women for Surviving the Digital Divide during the Pandemic in the Municipality of La Paz (Urban, Peri-Urban, and Rural Areas), by Lu An Janel Mendez, Bolivia; and
  • Experiences and Challenges in Processes to Accompany Latin American Social Organizations and Activists in Online Security, by Luis Fernando Arias Batallas, Ecuador.

Lideres 2.0 would like to thank everyone for their interest in the program.