I spoke to Mark Faul from Bellanet on the above. We agreed to:
– organise a conference call next week with UNESCO, UNDP, USAID & Bellanet to see if we can coordinate our efforts.
– support the workshops in Peru (August), Paris (November) and others is available
– discuss the Open Source Resource Centres in LAC & Africa
– explore what networks/communities/collaborations already exist in LAC
He also mentioned that IDRC has met with APDIP and are planning on submitting a joint OS proposal to other donors.