Ayitic Goes Global stems from a prior initiative led by LACNIC which ran from 2013 through 2016. The project was originally called Ayitic, a combination of “Ayiti” (the country's name in Haitian Creole) and “TIC” (Spanish for ICT) and focused on strengthening Internet infrastructure by training local technicians. Three editions were organized with the original format, and a total of 289 individuals received training on topics such as network management, security, wireless technology, IPv6 deployment, and others.
With the support of the IDRC, this initiative has been reshaped to drive Internet development from the point of view of the demand – the growth of digital markets – and promote inclusive access. Thus, Ayitic Goes Global incorporates two new central objectives: to encourage women's involvement in technology and to promote the development of employment opportunities in digital markets.