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Dominican Republic approves the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean eLAC2024

By Guzmán Ariza, Attorneys at Law

Delegates from the Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries attending the Eighth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean approved in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC2024), which establishes a set of policy priorities and actions at the regional level for the next two years.
The Conference was organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

In the Montevideo Declaration, countries made a commitment to “continue strengthening regional cooperation activities in digital matters within the framework of the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean by formulating a program of cooperation activities for the 2022–2024 period, facilitating dialogue, sharing of experiences, knowledge management and capacity-building.”

The eLAC2024 Agenda contains 31 goals organized into four pillars, and it includes a cross-cutting gender perspective. The first pillar of the agenda is linked to infrastructure, connectivity and the development of skills and competencies. The second is related to the digital economy, entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability, while the third incorporates issues such as inclusion and the digital transformation of the State. Finally, the fourth pillar refers to the forging of new partnerships and contemplates actions linked to trade integration, the regional digital market and cooperation.

"Digital technologies are essential instruments for boosting countries’ productivity and growth and have significant effects in various areas that are critical to development, such as health, education and government services, the countries recognize," stated the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in a press release.

The first goal of the eLAC2024 Agenda approved by countries is to “promote the availability of affordable and quality broadband connectivity to all people, with special emphasis on those in conditions of vulnerability, and on unserved and underserved areas, remote and border areas, and rural and semi-urban areas, considering complementary solutions such as community networks.”
Guzmán Ariza, Attorneys at Law

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