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¿qué es techio comunitario?

sobre techio comunitario
historia del proceso



2016 - 2017
2018 - 2019
semillero de redes comunitarias


2019 - 2020
2020 - 2021


tronco común social
tronco común técnico
sistemas de comunicación




programas de radio
charlas y webinars

social common core

1. community communication and technologies
2. telecommunications regulatory environment
3. sustainability of community communication and telecommunications projects
4.emergency telecommunication in community contexts

community communication and technologies

The critical analysis of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is one of the elements that allow the sustainable design of community communication and telecommunications projects. This topic is focused on understanding important elements in the design and implementation of community communication strategies. This is achieved through the critical analysis of ICTs and the selection of relevant technologies for the development objectives, dreams, desires, and needs of the communities in which they are developed.

  • Critical analysis of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the world today.
  • Participatory design of community communication strategies.
  • Selection of relevant technologies to address the communication strategy.
  • Implementation of communication projects mediated by technology.

Reference materials

telecommunications regulatory environment

The telecommunications regulatory environment has certain characteristics that under certain State operating frameworks, allow for the administration and promotion of public policies for connectivity and regulation of the radio spectrum. This has real implications for the way in which communities may or may not have access to affordable, quality telecommunication services that are relevant to their lifestyles and communication needs.

The courses related to this topic seek to recognize the principles and mechanisms for exercising Indigenous Peoples' rights in this field. This includes understanding the nature of the radioelectric spectrum as a common good, as well as the bodies and instruments that regulate telecommunications at the international, national, and community levels, which allow them to exercise this right.

  • Spectrum and indigenous territory.
  • The nature of the radioelectric spectrum.
  • Regulation of the spectrum and telecommunications.

Reference materials

sustainability of community communication and telecommunications projects

The goal is to understand the different strategies that make communication and telecommunication projects sustainable in community contexts. It starts with a critical analysis of the economy in the capitalist world while pondering on the community's own ways of sustaining life. Subsequently, integral sustainability plans are designed to ensure the continuity of the projects in their different dimensions (infrastructure, technical, economic, organizational, social and financial), based on the principles of community life that allow for the nurturing and permanence of life.


  • Sustainability in the capitalist world.
  • Sustainability in the community world.
  • Diagnosis of needs and problems in the community context.
  • Communication projects identity.
  • Sustainability matrix for community projects.
  • Design and implementation of sustainability plans.

Reference materials

emergency telecommunication in community contexts

Community and indigenous media play a crucial role in the response to emergencies that arise in the territories in order to generate local information flows and so that aid and damage mitigation actions can be organized in the best possible way. For this reason, we believe that the training of indigenous communicators requires mechanisms that reinforce the role of these media in crisis situations.

The contents of the course analyze the actions recommended by international agencies, governments and civil society organizations in each of the phases of an emergency: a) prevention and preparation; b) attention and response; c) recovery. Successful experiences in this field by indigenous and community media are shared to reinforce learning, while generating specific recommendations that respond to the particular way of life of the communities.

In addition to the different types of emergencies faced by communities, this course pays special attention to the global crisis derived from Covid-19, considering its particular characteristics at a time, economic and social level.

  • Emergency identification.
  • Phases of an emergency.
  • Building community emergency telecommunication plans.
  • The consequent emergency of Covid-19 and its assistance in the community.

Reference materials:

Emergency telecommunication:
Community assistance to emergencies:
The consequent emergency of Covid-19
NOTE: The first edition of this course has been incorporated for the first time in the training program Innovative Communication Tools for Strengthening Indigenous Communities, focusing on how to develop, manage and operate a network - 2020 Edition, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in conjunction with the Indigenous Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).
technical common core
communication systems