Did you know that the HIV-Aids virus has caused the deaths of 10,000 people in Catalonia? The ACASC (Citizen's Anti-AIDS Association of Catalonia) has been tackling this social problem, and for more than two decades has focussed all its efforts on improving the quality of life of those living with this suffering.
This first week of September we were in Monterrey, Mexico for the UNGAID Global Forum 2009
where, under the title of ICT and Innovation for Education
, we gave continuity to the presentation
first offered a year ago in the GAID meeting in New York.
Ramón Bartomeus, Resources Manager
, takes part as chairman and speaker within the ICV
Panel, one of our partners. The event seeks to stimulate youth participation in ICT initiatives for development at a south-south level.
The aim of this project is to improve productivity, efficiency, education and the capacity to innovate taking advantage of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
It has been a long journey, with very interesting experiences that we have lived today in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, but I would like to share with you, before the day is over, what this journey has been.
The ‘Agencia de Gestión de Ayudas Universitarias y de Investigación de la Generalitat’ has opened a competition to grant financial aids to support the development of research projects concerning health and information and communication technologies.
While UN calls for leadership in combating AIDS, in Catalonia an organization assumes the challenge and therefore, it is awarded an Ab·core program for 2007 Web Projects and it is nominated to Volunteering Awards 2007.