The cities of Bogotá (Colombia), Xalapa (Mexico), Villarino (Argentina), Vitacura (Chile) and Tres de Febrero (Argentina) were recognized in the XVIII Iberoamerican Digital Cities Meeting due to their implemented projects of appropriation of the ICT to improve quality of life of their citizens. The recognition granted by the Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones (ASIET) (Inter-American Association of Telecommunications Companies) with the support of the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) was carried out in the framework of the 7th Green Standards Week (GSW) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which is being held this week in the Colombian city of Manizales.
Bogotá was the awardee in the category of Citizen Participation and Open Government for its Bogotá Abierta project. In the Environmental Management section, Xalapa was distinguished for its good practices with the Mapatón project. For its part, Villarino was the municipality in the category of Digital Literacy for the project Educación Digital Villarino. The Chilean municipality of Vitacura was awarded in the area of ??Citizen Security with its SoSafe initiative. Finally, in the category of Digital Economy, the award went to the Argentine municipality of Tres de Febrero for its initiative Portal de Empleo.