Within the framework of promoting social development for digital inclusion, at CINTEL we have designed a Model of Social Appropriation of ICT for Digital Inclusion that aims to improve the competitiveness of the productive activities of farming communities and various economic sectors, providing skills and scenarios for digital inclusion, as part of the Digital Transformation strategy.

This model contemplates the development of an ICT Training and Education Program, which includes business practices and the development of new economic activities to increase income and productivity, as well as the use of mobile devices with Internet connection to take advantage of an application for the specific economic activity, to promote the economic and social development of vulnerable communities.

The Model of Social Appropriation of ICT for Digital Inclusion is a tool that can be used by different entities / companies / organizations that are concerned about the welfare of the communities where they develop their operations.

It is conceived as a strategy that allows not only to comply with the Corporate Social Responsibility of organizations, but goes beyond, by generating Shared Value among the stakeholders involved (direct and indirect).

On the other hand, this model is geared towards gender inclusion, since it also contemplates the participation of women in the training processes, in order to empower them with knowledge and make them multipliers of it, making their role in society more and better visible.

This model is replicable in different cultural contexts, economic activities and geographical areas.

Why work hand in hand with CINTEL?

  • Ability to convene at national and regional level, knowledge of the national territory.
  • Relationship with the quadruple helix of all sectors (university, business, government and citizenship).
  • Availability of a network of experts and national and international partners for the implementation of projects in different sectors of the economy (business, technology, innovation and academic).
  • Ease of establishing alliances with the public and private sector.
  • Certified experience in the realization of events and training – conceptualization and logistics.
  • Experience in identifying and segmenting stakeholders according to the need of the project/activity.
  • Extensive experience in the successful development of projects.
  • Conceptualization and accompaniment according to the needs of the target population.
  • Design and implementation of co-creation methodologies.

This is how we develope our model

  1. Diagnosis of ICT appropriation maturity level
  2. Digital inclusion and transfer of best practices
  3. Digital literacy and ICT skills training
  4. Adaptation of mobile application
  5. Integration to the virtual community
  6. Socialization and sustainability workshops

Meet some of our awards

Cartagena Grows Innovating

The incorporation of ICT as a fundamental element for citizen welfare has an excellent example in the “Cartagena Crece Innovando” initiative, in which CINTEL, thanks to the various cooperating partners, has not only supported a community of 30,000 people in unfavorable conditions improving their standard of living thanks to ICT, we have developed the impact evaluation methodology that has allowed us to clearly identify the benefits of the project in the community.

This initiative has received several national and international awards, and the experience gained in this unique scenario allows the Center to accompany companies in their Corporate Social Responsibility projects with a new approach to ICT-supported community support.

Some awards:

  • 2nd place in the Ibero-American Digital Cities Award 2010, ICT and education category.
  • Award for Innovation in Bolivar 2012 in the category of Social Innovation: the ally Fundación Promotora del Desarrollo de La Boquilla (Proboquilla), with the project “Cartagena Crece Innovando” (Cartagena Grows Innovating).

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