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Microsoft launches effort to provide digital skills to 25M people this year


Microsoft launched an initiative Monday to teach digital skills to 25 million people who lost their jobs due to Covid-19 by the end of 2020. The company will combine resources from itself and its subsidiaries LinkedIn and GitHub to identify in-demand jobs and skills, provide free skills and job-seeking tools and low-cost certifications.

The Trust for the Americas and the OAS Launch Open Government Action Plan Development in Times of COVID-19


As part of the second phase of the Open Government project: Transformation to an Open Public Administration in Belize, and seeking to leverage open government tools to tackle issues raised by COVID-19, The Trust for the Americas in coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Belize Open Government Steering Committee announces the launch of the Belize Open Government Action Plan Development in Times of COVID-19.


The Trust for the Americas en alianza con ITEI y COST Jalisco inicia ciclo de seminarios sobre datos abiertos en la lucha contra la corrupción en infraestructura y obras públicas


Este ciclo de seminarios tiene como objetivo fortalecer las capacidades técnicas y estratégicas de personas a funcionarias gubernamentales en materia de datos abiertos para mejorar la transparencia y la lucha contra la corrupción en México.


NCB ICON Lab Kickstarts the First Cohort of Trainees in Jamaica


The Trust for the Americas with kind support from the N.C.B. Foundation kickstarted today with the first cohort of trainees of the NCB ICON Lab in Jamaica.


The Trust for the Americas launches Youth for Open Data Campaign in Panama


En el marco del proyecto “Innovación a través de Datos Abiertos en Panamá”, The Trust for the Americas lanza una campaña de sensibilización en datos abiertos para jóvenes de distintos sectores y provincias de la República de Panamá, con la finalidad de promover la participación ciudadana, representación territorial en la temática y la formación de líderes en temas relacionados a Datos Abiertos, Gobierno Abierto y Periodismo de Datos.


The Trust for the Americas joins the Caribbean School of Data initiative to train 100 young people in digital and data skills during 2020


The Trust for the Americas, through its local partner, the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), will kickstart the Caribbean School of Data online training module for the first cohort of 25 students on May 18th 2020.


The Trust for the Americas re-elects its Executive Committee for 2020-2022


During the first semi-annual Board of Directors meeting held on May 11, 2020, the members reelected the Executive Committee of The Trust for the Americas.

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Citi's DIA Urban Lab Jamaica and The Trust for the Americas host virtual ideathon


50 young men and women from remote locations in Jamaica will present projects to offer solutions for the challenges posed by the COVID-19.


The Trust for the Americas Participates in the Event: "Youth for an Inclusive Future Post COVID-19"


This round table event reunited young leaders from Latin America to reflect on the opportunities that the current pandemic could bring to the organizations working in the development sector. Secretary-General, Luis Almagro and Latin American singer Miguel Mendoza (known as Nacho) offered remarks regarding the challenges to guarantee more rights for people beyond the pandemic.

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The Trust for the Americas presents technical note on Open Government in Costa Rica


From an Open Government to an Open State in Costa Rica. A white paper by Rodrigo Irani, Project Manager at The Trust for the Americas This article reviews the experience of The Trust for the Americas, the Organization of American States and different instances of the Government of Costa Rica collaborating to promote social innovation at the service of citizens and have positioned Costa Rica as a leading state in the matter of open government in the region.

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