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Latin American hub

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The regional hubs promote the effective use of technology in parliaments by sharing and consolidating information on past, ongoing and future ICT initiatives at regional level, and through the CIP secretariat at global level. Membership: any parliament within the Latin American region.

The Latin America hub is aimed at Spanish-speaking parliaments, and in addition aims to share technological tools, software developed by the parliaments, and free access third party software, through a dedicated portal.

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Beta version of the portal

Latin American hub

The Hub is working on establishing a dissemination and motivation strategy for the participation of Latin American parliaments, which is to result in the realization of a Latin American meeting (to be announced) to share experiences, in addition to analyzing and evaluating the Latin American Hub among regional peers.

The main functionalities of the Hub's online web portal have been defined. This will enable the publication of applications/software and good IT practices. User subscriptions have been added to distribute filtered information according to user profiles; and the beta version has been published on cip.camara.cl. Next steps include the finalization of the platform development and testing; collection of applications and information systems provided by the Chamber of Deputies of Chile to incorporate them into the new site - as part of the Hub’s vision to share information on ICT projects and solutions.

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Finalizing the portal

Latin American hub

The implementation of the Latin American Hub portal is in its final stage. The portal's objective is to have a shared networking space that mainly allows Latin American parliaments to access technological solutions and good practices as a reference, or to adopt technological solutions implemented in other parliaments. This stage includes the aggregation and publication of contents, and the creation of user profiles for the member parliaments so that each can publish and share solutions and technological experiences. In addition, this portal will keep a record of "e-Parlament updates" to provide indicators over time about the state of technological modernization across the board. It is expected that by mid-November this portal will be available, which will be a contribution by and for regional parliaments.

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Latin American hub discussions at the 140th IPU Assembly

Latin American hub

The Chamber of Deputies of Chile took an active part in the meetings of the Centre for Innovation in Parliament during the 140th IPU Assembly in Doha. The participation of the Chamber’s Honourable President Iván Flores García and Pro-Secretary Luis Rojas further underlined its support for the Centre and the Latin America Regional Hub.

The ICT Department of the Chamber of Deputies is working towards finalization of its hub’s online exchange platform. This platform, with features such as knowledge exchange spaces and a forum environment, is expected to be launched during a kick-off meeting with representatives of other Latin American parliaments later this year. Also envisaged are discussions among senior ICT staff on information and knowledge sharing needs and requirements within the regional hub, and how this is to be realized through the platform and other working modalities. Representatives of the ICT Department of the Chamber also took part in the May 2019 meeting of the Open Data Hub in Brasilia to learn more about its projects and activities, and to seek synergies and areas of collaboration.

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Image: Honourable President and the Pro-Secretary of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile at the 140th IPU Assembly, Doha, April 2019. © Parliament of Chile

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Building an online platform

Latin American hub

The IT department of the Chamber of Deputies is developing an online platform to facilitate knowledge exchange among parliaments within the hub. The Spanish-language platform is expected to go live in the second quarter of 2019.

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