Julian Casasbuenas

Julian Casasbuenas

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Julian Casasbuenas is a chemical engineer with more than 20 years experience in environmental, information, and communication technologies. He has been involved with ISOC since 1993, when he helped establish the NGO Colnodo, which provides Internet services to Colombian development organisations. Colnodo is motivated by issues such as human rights, environment, housing, and the betterment of women's lives. With Colnodo he has helped to promote and democratise the use of ICTs and the Internet in Colombia and has developed significant expertise in issues of rural access, telecenters, and open source software. He is a former chair of The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and is now on the Board of the Development Gateway Foundation. He participated in the first IGF meeting, speaking on issues of cultural diversity and the role of ICTs in sustainable development and participated in the IGF Ambassadors Program in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, focusing in access issues. Currently is involved in the initiative Andinatic with the main goal of reach a more equitable access to the Information and Communication Technologies in the Andean region.

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