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Mar 20, 2011
In honour of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors this week in Calgary, Alberta (March 25-28), as well as IDB's Youth for Development Conference, Earth Hour and World Water Day happening this week, the Userful team has decided to do a week of blogs that focus on our work in Latin America - and the positive impact our Linux multiseat solution is making on digital inclusion and education, cost savings and environmental sustainability in the region.
The IDB Annual Meeting is one of the most prestigious international gatherings in the Western Hemisphere. Our team will have representatives at the IDB functions this week and we'll be sharing some of that experience with you this week. More than 3000 delegates representing largely Latin American federal, state and municipal government finance agencies will be in attendance and discussing issues such as youth development, education, environment and solutions for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Userful believes that every young person deserves access to an education, and that multiseat solutions that utilize open source programs and software can contribute to making that a reality. Userful is proud to be part of the largest digital inclusion initiative in Latin America with their 356,000 seat deployment in Brazil. The initiative by the Brazilian government will see over 35 million young people have access to an education utilizing computers.
Read more about Canada hosting the IDB event: http://www.idb2011bid.com