3.6.1.7 Network Creation

The essential element for the continuous strengthening of community abilities is direct access to media and links that allow for the exchange of experiences, as well as relationship strengthening and technical advice. It is important for the appraisal to identify groups and institutions near the community that can support the capacity-strengthening process and those national or international networks with which the community can be linked.

The generation of national or international encounters for the exchange of experiences is also a good practice with which to strengthen local initiatives.

With respect to this, there are international networks such as the Network Somos@Telecentres http://www.tele-centros.org/paginas/inicio.php and Telecenters.org, http://telecentre-comunidad.ning.com/ operating as a virtual space for the exchange of experiences, training and technical support.