About us

The Educational Portal of the Americas is an initiative of the OAS committed to generate access to quality education in the Americas and the Caribbean, through the use of information and communications technology (ICT).

Our history

The Portal was founded during the Third Summit of the Americas, held in Quebec City, Canada, in April 2001, as part of the "Connecting the Americas" initiative, which was adopted with the aim of "mobilizing and sharing human resources to strengthen capacities for leveraging information and communication technology for human development "(AG / RES. 5154/11).

In June 2011, when the Portal celebrated its tenth anniversary, the General Assembly of the OAS reaffirmed the support of Member States to this initiative, recognizing it as "a strategic program for the advancement of human development and competitiveness through professional development and institutional capacity building "(AG / RES. 2638 (XLI-O / 11).

Our main activities

  • Online professional development training,
  • Learning and knowledge management technical assistance projects, and
  • Capacity development initiatives to enable innovation in education. 

Inclusive and Practical Online Education

Through the Educational Portal of the Americas, the OAS provides affordable professional development opportunities for men and women in the region. Since its creation in 2001, the Portal has provided more than 30,000 scholarships in the Americas and the Caribbean and developed a network of more than 180,000 registered users.