GFDD Will Represent Virtual Educa Caribe at Virtual Educa 2012 in Suriname

February 4, 2012

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will attend Virtual Educa 2012 to be celebrated in Suriname, February 29-March 2, 2012.

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development will be representing Virtual Educa Caribe’s six years of experience in education, training and innovation.

The 2012 edition of Virtual Educa will allow non-Spanish speaking members of the Organization of American States (OAS) to benefit
from the programs endorsed by the Multilateral Initiative on Education for Human Development (IMEDH), which strives to achieve high social impact in Latin America and the Caribbean via innovative initiatives in education. The overall goal of the regional forum is to promote inter-American cooperation through educational programs that employ information and communications technology.

The high-level forum will spotlight ongoing collaborative work between Virtual Educa, the
OAS, the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO), the Union of Universities of Latin American and the Caribbean (UDUAL) and Global Foundation for Democracy and Development and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).

Virtual Educa Caribe (VEC) is the Regional Chapter of the Ibero-American Virtual Educa, an initiative that is affiliated with the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and

VEC is an annual forum that promotes knowledge transfer and the development of projects that integrate the se of new technologies in higher education and professional training. The forum assembles experts in education, training and technological training and community, non-profit and private sector representatives from Ibero-America to exchange information and lessons learned in human resource capacity in order to foster the exchange of best practices and
proven results concerning improvements in labor force capacity.

VEC encourages the creation of national and international networks and alliances that share and replicate satisfactory training models that incorporate new technological tools. Both forums seek to foster discussion and promote the use of new technology in professional development and training, so as to advance sustainable development and levels of national competitiveness in the region.

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