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Regional Centre of Studies for the Development of the Information Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil

© UNESCO - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Brazil to UNESCO Maria Laura da Rocha, signed an agreement on 28 March for the establishment of the Centre.

The Centre supports Latin America and Portuguese-speaking African countries with studies on the progress and impact of building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

The Centre focuses on capacity building activities, enabling policy-makers to analyze survey statistics and monitor the impact of ICT policies on the development of information and knowledge societies and promote awareness on the issue.

It also works as a clearing house, develops sectorial ICT survey methodologies and patterns of data collection for the production of ICT indicators in a number of fields, including cultural and audiovisual industries and the understanding of the ethical dimensions of Internet use and its social implications.

Centre contact information

  • Antonio Tavares
    Chairman of the Board of The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br)
  • Alexandre F. Barbosa
    Manager of the Center of Studies on Information and Communications Technologies (CETIC.br)
  • c/o CETIC.br
    Av. Nações Unidas, 11.541
    São Paulo, SP
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