EU launches Digital 4 Development Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean
On 14 December 2021, the European Union announced the launch of the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean. The announcement, which received the support of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council, follows the launch of the D4D Hub in December 2020 by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The launch of the new hub marks a positive step forward for international cooperation on digital issues. The D4D Hub will be a key channel to translate digital transformation strategies and approaches into concrete capacity-building activities and pool EU tech and digital expertise, foster partnerships, and build contacts in the region.
The D4D Alliance, which officially starts in 2022 is also in line with the EU's Global Gateway Strategy and will seek to establish a closer link between the digital markets of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The D4D Hub will also promote knowledge-sharing and offer advisory services to national and regional institutions, as well as technical assistance to leverage expertise and partnerships with all relevant stakeholders: from governments to the private sector, academia, think tanks, civil society organisations.
This digital cooperation will cover various fields as digital infrastructures, data protection, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital skills. The private sector will be at the heart of this digital cooperation to identify future opportunities of digital development and contribute to mobilise related resources.
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