3.2.1.3 Support on training and equipment acquisition

This element ensures sustainability of the centers, facilitating the presence of technical personnel in the area who can maintain the network, update and develop centers, and produce local content material.

In Bolivia, federal resources are allotted to purchase and modernize equipment in the community radio stations. With this incentive, coupled with training actions, the stations of Indigenous communities are being transformed into local connection centers.

In Brazil, the Culture Points project offers multimedia equipment, such as video cameras, laptops and projectors, for Indigenous associations. In this case, training occurs in regional encounters with youth leaders and also virtually, using free software tools.

Further south, in Uruguay, the law governing community media directs telecommunications officials to support and train employees of access centers. This legislation has facilitated Indigenous groups' access to technological innovations.