I. Formulation of Public Policies of Communication for Indigenous Population and Communities of Black, Afro-descendant, Raizal and Palenquero Populations of Colombia

Ministry of Information and Communications Technologie
Key objectives of the measure:

To promote the use and appropriation of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in these communities and populations, with an approach that takes into account the structural disadvantages they have faced in regards to access to institutional offers; take the opportunity afforded by the country's growing digital ecosystem to break the circle of marginalization and discrimination that has historically affected them.

Scope of the measure:
Local, National
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

ICTs are a transversal axis that allows ethnic communities to improve their quality of life. Through the gradual assimilation of these technologies, they will be able to effectively protect their rights, culture, education, and political and socio-economic organization. Limited or almost no access to ICTs is a serious drawback and a high indicator of exclusion, which increases social and economic inequalities. For this reason, it is imperative to reduce the digital gap by enabling the access, use and appropriation of ICTs by these communities.

ICTs have a great potential for stimulating and developing the creativity of ethnic populations, but these technologies need to be appropriated and incorporated into their daily lives and processes, which means, on the one hand, the promotion of digital culture, and, on the other, that conventional institutional offers must change to adjust to the needs and challenges facing these communities.

A process of dialog and mutual agreement with the target communities and populations needs to take place, in order to know the issues and from these determine the lines of action (rights to be prioritized) and the measures to be implemented (public policies).

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Building indicators and an action plan that will allow the implementation of these public policies. In both cases, we have drafts of the public policy documents.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Does not apply.

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