CPRLATAM is a cross-disciplinary academic network of research centers which seeks to advance knowledge on the social, economic and political impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Americas. It fosters research and dialogue among researchers who examine the economic, technological and policy issues that affect ICT and their impact on development. Among its activities, the network:

-Organizes regional conferences:

•             Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 5, 2007

•             New York (USA), April 14, 2008

•             Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico), September 4-5, 2009

•             Brasilia (Brasil), May 14-15, 2010

•             Lima (Peru), May 19-20, 2011

•             Valparaiso (Chile), May 17-18, 2012

•             Ciudad de México (México), May 17-18, 2013

•             Bogota (Colombia), May 30-31, 2014

 •            Cancun (Mexico), July 13-14, 2015

 •            Cancun (Mexico), June 22-23, 2016

-Fosters information and knowledge exchange among scholars and practitioners with interest in ICT in the Americas

-Aims at promoting exchange of scholars among centers in the Americas


The key goals of CPRLATAM are:

-Examine and learn from policies that accelerate digital inclusion in the region

-Learn about each others’ research, shape the research agenda and present analysis and research and subject them to peer critique

-Look into ways that could result in the modernization of networks

-Advance the adoption of new technologies with business models appropriate for the region

-Assist policymakers in designing different models of national Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) strategies and evaluating the impact of new technologies in socioeconomic development

-Educate policymakers and the general public about the importance of ICT investments in the delivery of education, health and other government services

-Facilitate dialogue and promote public-private partnerships around ICT policy objectives

-Disseminate successful experiences (and failures) and promote exchange of ideas around ICT policy across the region.