Impact
Through our initiatives, we generate impact in cities and communities of the Americas to strengthen democratic governance, integral development, multidimensional security and Human Rights in the Americas. The projects arise from training provided by the OAS and have an impact on the improvement of public policies.
Democracy
This pillar works to contribute to the strengthening of the political processes of the Member States, in particular to the maintenance of democracy as the best option to guarantee peace, security and development.
DDHH
This pillar works to promote the observance and defense of human rights in the Americas.
Security
This pillar works to promote and coordinate cooperation among the OAS Member States to assess, prevent, face and effectively respond to security threats, with the vision of being the main hemispheric reference for the development of cooperation and strengthening the capacities of the OAS Member States
Development
This pillar works to support, facilitate and promote integral development in the Member States through intersectional dialogue, public-private partnerships and the creation of consensus on the integration of public policies of sustainable human development.
STRATEGIES FOR OPEN GOVERNANCY IN THE AMERICAS
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
The development of this closed edition with San Luis Potosí, through a cooperation agreement signed with the Oficialía Mayor and the General Secretariat of the OAS, seeks to support the implementation of the Open Government Plan of this Mexican state and train 110 officials of many dependencies, including 56 women and 54 men. Within the framework of the training, participants develop a first approach to the concept and the importance of its implementation in government plans and projects to promote participation, transparency, collaboration and accountability.

Beneficiary: San Luis Potosí - Mexico | 110 public officials from 27 state agencies.
Objective: Support the implementation of the San Luis Potosí Open Government Plan through the training of public officials.
When: 8 weeks (02/28/2017 / - 04/07/2017)
ICT AND PUBLIC PURCHASES; FACILITATING THE ACCESS TO MIPYMES TO THE PUBLIC PURCHASE
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
Within the framework of the Red Interamericana de Compras Públicas (RICG) project, the Virtual Campus supports the Network to raise awareness and increase knowledge on public procurement in the region through the implementation of two focused editions of officials currently linked to national and sub-national institutions that are directly involved in the contracting areas. In the framework of these courses, the participants prepare a proposal-project that is potentially sought to be applicable in their work environment. 29 women and 19 men participate in the training course, facilitating access to MSMEs for Public Purchase. And in the ICT course and Public Procurement 22 women and 30 men.

Beneficiary: Public Officials of public procurement entities - 12 countries in the region 100 public officials from (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica)
Objective: Support the INGP to increase knowledge about public procurement in the region.
When: 7 weeks (02/14/2017 / - 03/31/2017)
STRATEGIES FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT IN THE AMERICAS
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
Together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OAS Virtual Campus, 47 officials (13 women - 34 men) were trained in open government issues and their relationships and importance for public policy. Within the framework of this training, efforts were concentrated on clarifying concepts regarding the tools of implementation of open government and their impact on the lives of citizens. In the same way, the participants developed an implementation project to potentially apply to their work environment.

Beneficiary: Argentina | 47 Public Officials of Argentina of different national and sub-national levels
Objective: Improve knowledge about Open Government in order to support the processes of interaction between government and civil society.
When: 7 weeks (04/10/2016 / - 11/25/2016) 
TOURIST SECURITY WORKSHOPS (CLOSED ACTIVITY)
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
A 5-day training workshop will be held for participants from the public and private sectors of the tourism security industry. Experts from various international agencies such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the FBI, UNICRI, CARICOM IMPACS, private companies, among others, will share their experience and develop practical exercises in order to strengthen the capacities of security officers and tourism providers. This activity will be designed based on the findings of the previous needs assessment mission.

When / Where: June 26 to 30, Bridgetown - Barbados | To be defined, Querétaro - Mexico | To be defined, Playa del Carmen - Mexico
Needs Assessment for Tourism Security Workshops (closed activity)
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
During two days closed meetings will be held with key stakeholders of the Tourism Security industry, both public and private sector. Among these will participate the Ministries of Tourism, Ministries of Security, Defense and Disaster and Emergency Response Corps, Police Corps, Police Units and other relevant agencies. This meeting will seek to gather accurate information on vulnerabilities and threats, as well as identify partners and relevant audiences for a subsequent training workshop on tourism security.

When / Where: April 3 and 4, Querétaro - Mexico | 5th and 6th of April, Playa del Carmen - Mexico | May 18 and 19, Bridgetown - Barbados
National Workshop on Control and Inspection of Containers
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
Strengthening the technical capabilities of the participants in terms of safety, through workshops on container inspection and control. The purpose of these workshops is to support national efforts in the training of officers at the operational level, and to train specialized instructors, who will replicate certain modules of the course in their respective institutions. Participants come from state entities that have jurisdiction in the matter, such as Customs officers, Border Police, Naval Force and Designated National Authority. Two experts provided by CICTE, will provide training and pedagogical instruction, as well as practical exercises and simulations on topics such as: introduction to international standards and conventions, risk analysis, inspection techniques, handling of evidence, identification of adulterated stamps, recent trends, contraband techniques / modus operandi, and counter-inspection measures.


When: May 2017 | September of 2017..
Where: Puerto de Manzanillo, Mexico | Puerto del Callao, Peru.
LA HAYA PROCESS: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY OPERATIONS AND THE CYBER-SPACE
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
The main objective of this activity will be to train thirty (30) participants from Latin America on issues such as sovereignty, jurisdiction, principle of diligence, prohibition of intervention, international law of human rights, law of the sea, peaceful agreements, among others related topics, all in an academic context about operations in cyberspace.

When: May 8-12
Where: Santiago, Chile
Training on Forensic Analysis (Encase or Cellebrite)
  • Democracy
  • DDHH
  • Security
  • Development
This training is designed primarily for officers responsible for the response and investigation of cyber incidents. It will focus on the use of EnCase or Cellebrite forensic tools.

When: June 12-14
Where: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago