Headquartered in Mexico, the Latin American Educational Communications Institute (ILCE) was created as an international organisation aimed at serving Latin American countries in different educational fields. ILCE's main objective is to contribute to education enhancement through the use of audiovisual and other resources. ILCE also promotes regional cooperation among its Latin American member countries - Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Venezuela - and international government agencies that deal with education.
Communication Strategies: 

ILCE began its work by encouraging the design, production, promotion, and use of audiovisual resources in the educational environment. ILCE has moved beyond this intitial focus to select materials from other educational, cultural, informative, scientific, and entertainment companies and institutions dealing with topics associated with basic and high school education. The materials, which are meant to address both teachers and students, are produced in different materials and formats (videocassettes, slides, pamphlets, books, diskettes, and CDs), as well as different periodical publications that are provided to the educational community in Latin America.

ILCE has equipped thousands of schools with computers, in addition to developing the daily School Network that connects public schools to the Internet. It also offers a set of online materials and services in multimedia format for teachers and students.

Development Issues: 

Children, Youth, Education

Partner Text: 

The international institutions that ILCE interacts with in order to exchange information and experiences are: UNESCO, Organization of American States (OAS), Experimental Center for Development of the Technological Training (CEDFT), Regional Center for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (CREFAL), UNICEF, Educational Studies Center (CEE), Educational Technology Center (CTE), Research and Educational Service Center (CISE), Department of Educational Research (DIE), International Center for Higher Communication Studies in Latin America (CIESPAL); and different universities in Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela.