The Datasphere Initiative, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society of the Brazilian Network Information Centre (Cetic.br|NIC.br), have partnered on the organization of a Summer School: Towards a Digital Transformation & Innovation in Latin America.
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A new data ecosystem based on a wide array of new data sources, new data providers and data analytics tools requires increased capacity among policy shapers, practitioners and key stakeholders to better understand this new data ecosystem to foster policy debate and the design of effective evidence-based policies. Besides, at the global level, both public and private sectors are facing increasing pressure to deal with the exponential growth of data production and use and its implications for data flow, data governance, data sovereignty, and data protection.
To meet these needs, the Summer School on the Challenges of Transformation and Digital Innovation in Latin America was conceived as capacity building program to engage policymakers and ICT experts in a multistakeholder and cross-sectoral debate on the challenges of digital transformation and innovation in Latin American and other regions.
The 2021 Summer School was conducted online through webinars on November 16th, 23rd and 30th. The sessions were conducted by international speakers with simultaneous translation to Spanish, Portuguese, and English with the inclusion of dynamic breakout groups for the exchange of experiences among participants.